Re: Spliting packages between pkg and pkg-data
On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 03:15:50PM +0100, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 09:48:53AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > Aparently yes. Menu seems to be smart enough for that, see other
> > mails. Bad example, sorry. But manpages certainly aren't.
> Well, being able to read the documentation (including the man page) of a
> binary without requiring the binary to be installed is a good thing
> IMHO. Especially for big and complex software that is likely to be
> split to pkg and pkg-data...
I would agree, but the statistical evidence are that most splitted
packages in fact are games containing a single executables and a single
manpage and tons of data.
Imagine a large red swirl here.