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Re: Bloated package file (Was: Re: ITP: mencal -- A menstruation calendar)



On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 06:47:09PM +0000, Thom May wrote:
> * Dmitry Borodaenko (d.borodaenko@sam-solutions.net) wrote :
> > 
> > As you may have guessed, Packages without Description compresses much
> > better, and thus can save not only memory, but bandwidth as well.
> > 
> How... useless. how do you then generate human readable descr??ptions?
> -Thom

First of all, why should the Packages file be readable? Isn't it just
an index?

Second, all the human readable descriptions would be in the different
pool directory, i.e. in the file pool/main/f/foobar/Packages.

Jeroen Dekkers
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