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magazine packagine (was Re: Bug#181860: ITP: phrack-issueXX -- Phrack Magazine Issues)

Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> We have for some time now heard complaints that the Packages files are
> too big. Is it worth it to package each issue of a magazine separately?
> We already have 70 packages of Linux Gazette (counted on my
> mostly-stable machine) - plus some additional packages such as lg-all
> and lg-base. I see a worrying trend here.

Me too. I think it makes sense to have separate packages for the last n
editions, where n is some reasonable number like 2 or 3 (sometimes we
get behind in our magazine reading). But after that, why not just one
big package for all the back issues, if they must be packaged?

> Would it make more sense to instead make an installer that can download
> desired issues? (The same installer could then be used for Linux
> Gazette, ridding us of many packages.)

It makes more sense for me to just use a web browser, but whatever. :-)

see shy jo

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