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

On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 06:05:28PM -0700, Joel Baker wrote:

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

Not forgetting that it's currently all *english* descriptions, which are
worse than useless to non-english-speakers on slow connections.

> Granted, it might cause you problems if you wanted to use the grep-dctrl
> family extensively, but it's easy enough to mirror the entire thing into
> a local file (or database, even) which is functionally equivalent to the
> Packages file.

This should be built locally and include the selection of languages desired
on your system.

Shouldn't it?

Nick Phillips -- nwp@lemon-computing.com
Be cheerful while you are alive.
		-- Phathotep, 24th Century B.C.

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