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Re: *-doc package should not gzip PDF file

On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 20:35:53 +0900
Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.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
> pdf.
>    - 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?


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