On Mon, 5 May 2003 14:18:47 +0200 (CEST) Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Sorry for my ignorance but I thought that there is a reference for his > rejection statement. I just made sure that the maintainer which I > volunteered to sponsor builded the package compliant to debian-policy > 18.104.22.168 which says: > > If a package comes with large amounts of documentation which many > users of the package will not require you should create a > separate binary package to contain it, so that it does not take > up disk space on the machines of users who do not need or want it > installed. > > I did not found a reference to a cut-off limit and would like to know > which additional document to debian-policy would define such a limit. "large amounts" is the key word there. > Any hints / opinions? If there is really a cut-off limit this should > be documented in developers-reference and a lintian check should make > sure that maintainers will be informed. Something in lintian would make sense, but since what constitutes a "large amount" changes over time, something in Policy is probably not the best approach.
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