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Re: Reasonable maximum package size ?

On Jun 05, Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@gmail.com> wrote:

> I believe this is a valid problem. I think that is exactly the reason why
> the Debian archive also provides the sources of each package
> (orig.tar.gz) and does not simply point to the upstream sites while
> keeping only the diffs in the archive.
No, the main reason is GPL compliance.

> > Also, you should think about this issue not just in the context of the
> > single package you are interested in but as a general policy.
> I was hoping to give that impression...
Then it should be obvious that it's a bad idea to add to the archive
multiple packages each containing hundred of megabits of data which are
only useful for a few users.


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