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Re: Wasteful packaging

On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 01:21:05AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> sledge:~/debian/evolution$ du -s usr/*
> 3660    usr/bin
> 6656    usr/lib
> 12      usr/sbin
> 14548   usr/share
> Over half of the installed package is made up of stuff in /usr/share,
> i.e. common arch-independent stuff like images, templates and i18n
> data. A quick check of other packages suggests that similar metrics
> apply for gnumeric, gnome-applets2, konqueror, ...
> We _really_ should be packaging things like this better - the common
> stuff should go into binary-all packages with appropriate
> dependencies!
> Comments?

Stuff the arch-indep stuff in an Architecture: all package, and watch the 
evolution package shrink from 9Mb to 3.


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