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

On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 06:10:49AM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Kernel-image:
> 	* Unnecessary bloat, which doesn't help mirrors already having
> trouble with load (especially aarnet).
> 	* Lengthens kernel-image dpkg-buildpackage time.
> 	* If people want to squeeze that extra percent out of their PC, they
> should compile the kernel themselves. What next, one xmms package for every
> flavour of i386, specifically optimised to give you that 1% extra?
> Hell, there's an entire *thread* about this. 

Fine. Send some good reasons in to the BTS.

> Seeing as it all comes down to a difference of opinion and it *is* a rather
> serious issue, I see no reason why TC shouldn't look at it.

TC should be a last resort. There's no reason to involve them in every
squabble on debian-devel.

> Unnecessary package splitting is just plain evil, anyway.

I don't see why. Modularity is good. There's not THAT much overhead
per package anyway, afaik.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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