Re: Bug#352912: general: Reduce network load using zip packaging and VFS
Портон Виктор Львович <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Not always. For example, apache2 package is split into two packages:
> apache2 and apache2-doc (and also apache2-dev and several others). To
> Build apache2 binary package most of documentation files are not
> needed. In the case of apache2 downloading only needed files (e.g. using
> compilation directly from network filesystem) would be big traffic save.
I still don't understand what problem you're trying to solve by reducing
downloads for source packages, even if successful. Very, very few people
download source packages. Debian is a binary distribution.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>