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Re: Packaging _still_ wasteful for many large packages

Steve McIntyre wrote:
> If you're updating unstable machines over dialup, then the size of the
> Packages file is _surely_ not a limiting factor! Things may be
> different in the US, but in my experience in the UK most people get
> hold of Debian either:

The Packages files are typically 10% of my total download per update.

On one of my systems, the Packages files comprise 10% of the total disk
space used by Debian (15 of 155 mb), so this impacts small installs as

see shy jo

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