Re: How to make Packages file 50% smaller
On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Joey Hess wrote:
> Alexander Hvostov wrote:
> > Following up on my previous mail, it's occurred to me that
> > /var/lib/dpkg/status et al shouldn't have the descriptions at all.
> Are you aware of where that information in the status files comes from
> and what it is used for?
> I strongly object.
I'm aware of what some of the other information in the status files is
used for, but the _descriptions_? Please, enlighten me.
> see shy jo