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Re: Why does doc packages need to contain gzipped files?

* Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> [2006-06-25 12:09]:

> Is there any external tool to convert PDF with better internal
> compression?  I want to see ome PDF make file to use it to improve their
> PDF.  Some PDF can still be compressed 50%, as I posted, which is bad.

pdftk handels both uncompress and compress (see

> I understand your point here.  We should not rush this nor unzipping
> should be default even in the future for changelog etc.
> Step should be:
>  1. No more *.pdf.gz file. (That is now)


>  2. Wait for smart dpkg which can do smart thing upon unpacking. (Such
>     as dropping /usr/share/doc, /usr/share/info/,...)
>  3. Ask for unzip option by user preference for text/man/info pages in
>     usr/share/*/ by dpkg later as wishlist.  (Disk will be much cheaper then.)
>     This will give you faster man/info/... if it is CPU bound.
We will have faster CPUs then as well... but as long as can keep man,
info... compressed that's fine with me.

yours Martin
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