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Re: ITP: mencal -- A menstruation calendar

Grahame Bowland <grahame@ucs.uwa.edu.au> writes:

> This is probably a stupid question, but why does apt-get update grab the
> Packages file when the Packages.gz file is much smaller and "zcat
> Packages.gz | diff - Packages" shows they are identical? I'm sure I'm
> missing something obvious :)

It always fetches the Packages.gz file for me.

> I think anything involving actually splitting up the Packages file will
> just become impossible to maintain. It'd be really hard on the users to
> have to constantly tinker with their settings to find packages they
> need.

Obviously there would need to be a way that didn't require users to
tinker with their settings.


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