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Re: Policy 12.3: should I rename?

Quoting Tollef Fog Heen (2016-07-23 18:58:37)
> ]] Geert Stappers 
>> FWIW I agree with both '"main package "should have documentation' and 
>> 'additional documentation in separate doc package'.
> I think we should stop recommending documentation be put in a separate 
> package and tell people who don't want docs to exclude the relevant 
> parts of /usr/share/doc using dpkg excludes instead.  Disk space is 
> pretty cheap and we keep complaining about the per-package overhead in 
> Packages.gz, so it should be a net gain for most people.

If I understand you correctly, it will be a loss for those where 
bandwidth is expensive: Stripping documentation during install implied 
it need to be downloaded.

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