Mark Hobley wrote: > For any particular package, the full set of binary components, optional > documentation, and unused foreign language support files will be installed > by the package management system. You are not right, general. Packages are often splitted. > A fix would be to make it possible to select individual files for > installation from within a package. ... and allow user or admin to break whole system by selecting half of coreutils and 2/3 files of dpkg. Great. > Other work includes splitting packages into daughter packages, the > parent package being dependent on all daughters, but allowing the option > of just selecting individual daughter packages, > > eg: coreutils depends on coreutils-fileutils and > coreutils-fileutils depends on coreutils-fileutils-head, > coreutils-fileutils-split $ dpkg -L coreutils | grep bin | wc -l 99 And you suggest package all these binaries individually? Did you think about size of dpkg and apt databases, if you tell about embedded systems? > It is policy that internationalized (non-english) components are > packaged separately to the core package. For example, a package foobar, > would have its french documentation in a separate foobar-fr package. Please, have a look on repository and wonder. If some package bundles _big_ piece of stuff all-at-one, you should file a wishlist bug against this package, not general. > Packages should not install cruft on the system. This means that a > package should not install a foreign language file, unless the system > has been explicitly configured to support that foreign language. So, If I need Japanese support in browser I have to install all available Japanese stuff related to other thousand of packages? I have almost no doubt this report should be marked 'wontfix'. -- Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, Ukrainian C++ developer.
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