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ash splitting and Herbert Xu (Fw: Bug#97310 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#97310: More package-splitting stupidity))

What a brilliant, endearing, technical response to a serious question.
Look at the archives for #97310, especially where Aaron points out that the
bloating to the Packages file actually takes up more room than installing
ash, as opposed to ash-medium, saves.

This is another rude, unsatisfactory response I've had from him in the last
two weeks - are there any other avenues? How would I go about putting these
(especially kernel-*) to the Technical Commitee?


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From: owner@bugs.debian.org (Debian Bug Tracking System)
To: Daniel Stone <daniel@kabuki.openfridge.net>
Subject: Bug#97310 acknowledged by developer
         (Re: Bug#97310: More package-splitting stupidity)

This is an automatic notification regarding your Bug report
#97310: More package-splitting stupidity,
which was filed against the ash package.

It has been closed by one of the developers, namely
Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>.

Their explanation is attached below.  If this explanation is
unsatisfactory and you have not received a better one in a separate
message then please contact the developer directly, or email
97310@bugs.debian.org or me.

Darren Benham
(administrator, Debian Bugs database)

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Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 18:11:46 +1000
To: 97310-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#97310: More package-splitting stupidity
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In-Reply-To: <20010513174732.A13143@kabuki.openfridge.net>; from daniel@kabuki.openfridge.net on Sun, May 13, 2001 at 05:47:32PM +1000
From: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
Delivered-To: 97310-done@bugs.debian.org

On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 05:47:32PM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Package: ash
> Version: 0.3.8-5
> Severity: important
> Why is ash split into ash and ash-medium?
> Hell, why don't we split vi, and implement, say, searching support, in a
> separate vi package, which is only 10k bigger, but enlarges the Packages
> file and the archives unnecessarily? Yeah! Fun for the whole family. Bring
> the kids! Just add water!
> Please reverse this decision, we don't need any more split packages. ash as
> it was is perfectly fine.

Piss off.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 is out! ( http://www.debian.org/ )
Email:  Herbert Xu ~{PmV>HI~} <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
Home Page: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/
PGP Key: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/pubkey.txt

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Daniel Stone

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