Re: Why does doc packages need to contain gzipped files?
On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 01:52:58PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 11:45:00AM +0200, Preben Randhol wrote:
> > I have to my annoyance noticed that several of the doc packages
> > (especially development packages) contains files that are gzipped. That
> > is either example source files or pdfs etc...
> > My point is that if I choose to install a doc packages I intend to use
> > it frequently and would therefore like that it is user friendly rather
> > than that one has squeezed some few kilobytes out by gzipping files. If
> > I don't need the package anymore I can uninstall it to save the space.
> > When it comes to Changelog or other files that are included in all
> > packages (not only doc packages) it is fine that they are gzipped. I'm
> > only talking about the pure doc packages.
> i completely agree with you. i find very annoying to have to gunzip
> stuff from docs. disk space i cheap.
I think the more important thing to realize is that the reason we have
-doc packages is because the documentation for a given program takes up
a fair amount of space. If a user installs a -doc package, they know
they are getting extra stuff that takes up more space, so they should
really get the docs in the most convenient form, not in the most