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Re: Generally accepted cut-off limit for -doc packages



On Mon, 5 May 2003 14:18:47 +0200 (CEST)
Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> 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
> 3.5.9.0 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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