Re: *-doc package should not gzip PDF file
On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 20:35:53 +0900
Osamu Aoki <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> For architecture: all *-doc packages, there is no technical and
> practical reason to gzip *.pdf file. I agree. packages are gziped so
> package size d nt change. We do it just because of policy and bcause
> helper script is written such way as I said.
> If anyone wants this to be fixed following should happen.
> * Write a patch to the debhelper gzip text/pdf/ps file logic
> - do not compress if the package is *-doc and file extension is
> - possibly even avoid compressing if the result of compression gain
> less than **% (10% ?? or 1KB) of size.
> * propose policy update proposal. (debian-policy)
Ok, I'll bring it up here.
> Unless someone do the first work, nothing will change. It is
> non-issue for me now (so I will not do it) but I have no reason to
> object such an rational move.
I have no idea how debhelper works. Are there anybody out there that
can help with getting it to stop gzipping files in -doc?