Re: Why does doc packages need to contain gzipped files?
On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 07:25:00PM -0400, James R. Van Zandt wrote:
> > > > 2. xpdf doesn't want to open gzipped pdfs by default which
> > > > makes this a pain in the **tt for people who want to read the
> > > > pdf.
> > >
> > > There's "zxpdf" in the xpdf package, analogous to zless and zcat it
> > > views gzipped files.
> And some of us want to use evince or kpdf or gpdf.
If you are in gnome, please install file roller. That will fix your
immediate issue of opening *.pdf.gz file.
> I don't think PDFs should ever be compressed with gzip.
Well, aregument should be ...
Gzipping PDF provides no real space saving advantage while forcing to use
extra-CPU time and large temporary file space.
* If space saving is the issue, just do not install -doc package.
* Providing non-gzipped PDF speed-up system.
As I posted elsewhere, someone has to provide debhelper patch.