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Re: Please remove rules.old

On 18 April 2006 at 01:23, Benjamin Seidenberg wrote:
| Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
| > On 17 April 2006 at 22:42, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
| > | There are a few dozen source packages in the archive that contain a file 
| > | called debian/rules.old.  In many cases, this was apparently the backup 
| > | copy during a cdbs conversion or something similar that should have 
| > | been removed.  If you appear below, please consider fixing this.
| >
| > Sure, but why?  Doesn't exactly do harm, does it?
| >
| > Dirk   (not sub'ed on d-devel so please CC me)
| >
| >   
| Any unnecessary cruft is a waste of both mirror space and bandwidth. I
| know the college I'm going to next year has a 2 gb/month cap on the net.
| Anything over that, and you pay. (And I currently transfer 30+gb over
| lan+net...ouch).

A debian/rules file is almost surely under 5k __before compression__, so
while you may have identified a valid restriction at your campus, this has
nothing to do with it. 

Regards, Dirk

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. 
                                                  -- Thomas A. Edison

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