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Re: Bug#352912: general: Reduce network load using zip packaging and VFS

Портон Виктор Львович <porton@yandex.ru> 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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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