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Re: Policy 12.3: should I rename?

]] Jonas Smedegaard 

> 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.

Sure, but at the same time: docs tend to compress well, and people who
do development are more likely to run something up-to-date (like testing
or unstable) and so therefore are more likely to be able to handle the
bandwidth cost.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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