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



Santiago Vila wrote:
> AOL. ftpmaster should follow the established rules of debian-policy to
> create new policy rules, instead of arbitrarily imposing such new rules
> on maintainers without even telling them where the new rules are written.

James Troup wrote:
> Off the top of my head and in the recent past I've seen:
> 
>  o A source package with multiple (> 6) binaries and each one was
>    packaged as a separate deb for no particular reason.
> 
> o A 7k xmms plugin in a separate binary package (with no other files
>   modulo the policy mandated ones).
>
> o 8k/22k (deb/installed) -examples package split out of a large C++
>   lib<foo>-dev package.
>
> o A separate -demo package with a single 2k file (modulo policy mandated).
>
> o A separate -doc package with 17 files and a grand total 70k of docs.

Yeah, it's surely a shame that James rejected those fine policy-compliant
packages.

-- 
see shy jo

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