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

On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 02:18:47PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:

 > -rw-rw----    1 troup    debadmin   218108 May  1 16:03 loki-doc_2.4.6-1_all.deb

 >     The generally accepted cut-off limit for -doc packages is ~500k
 >     of installed data; loki-doc isn't even half that.  Please
 >     consider merging the loki-doc package back into loki?

 What's in the file?  I'd expect documentation to be plain text or HTML
 files or postscript or something like that, and gzip usually manages
 compression ratios of 2:1 or better on that kind of data, doesn't it?
 That is to say, I'd expect the _installed_ data to be close to 500 kB.

 Did I miss the point?


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