Re: How to make Packages file 50% smaller
On 3 Mar 2001, Pierfrancesco Caci wrote:
> :-> "Brian" == Brian May <email@example.com> writes:
> > I can't think of any useful role this long description serves to
> > apt-get, other then displaying of package information for users (with
> > apt-cache), in which case, you could use
> > <URL:http://packages.debian.org/$package instead>.
> yeah, so I have to be networked each and every time I need to browse
> the list of packages looking for something...
> Please, keep in mind that there are people around that use Debian on
> laptops, home computers with an expensive dialup connection, or simply
> non-networked computers.
> You'd need a separate description file which you should download in
> any case (or read from a cd) whenever the Packages file changes.
Is that a problem? Doesn't seem problematic to me...