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Re: Bug#96224: libgmp3: Move documentation in the -dev package

On 7 May 2001, Christian Marillat wrote:

> >>>> "SMR" == Steve M Robbins <steven.robbins@videotron.ca> writes:
> SMR> Hi Christian & Dale,
> Hi,
> [...]
> SMR> If Dale has agreed to do move the docs (either to -dev or to -doc),
> SMR> that seems to me to answer the bug report.  I don't understand what
> SMR> question Christian's posting to -devel is supposed to raise.
> Dale said in his conclusion :
> DS> now found in the runtime package makes the most sense. Thus a
> DS> non-development system can still have complete documentation when needed
> DS> without either the runtime or the -dev packages installed. (screw 'em if
> DS> they can't find it ;-)

So, asside from "screw 'em" what's wrong with this statement?

Putting the docs in a separate package means that you can choose to read
the docs without installing either the runtime or the -dev packages. You
are also free to install any combination of the three that suites your
needs. As the runtime and the docs packages are both about the same size,
I saw no reason to bulk up the -dev package with unnecessary cruft.


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