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Re: length of a package extended description

On Mon, 12 Jan 2015, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 9:56 PM, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > Some texlive-* packages (and perhaps others) have a huge extended
> > description, e.g. more than 1900 lines for texlive-latex-extra!
> Sounds like a symptom of bundling lots of CTAN packages into one
> Debian package. Personally I think it would be much better to make
> texlive-latex-extra a metapackage depending on individual Debian
> packages of CTAN packages.

Except that individually, the CTAN packages are very small, and
generally, one tends to install a lot of them.

Plus, the overhead of having a separate package is an order of magnitude
larger than an extra line or two in the description field.

Don Armstrong                      http://www.donarmstrong.com

Filing a bug is probably not going to get it fixed any faster.
 -- Anthony Towns

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