Re: [rant] Re: Consequences of moving Emacs Manuals to non-free
On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 10:16:22 +0100, Sven Joachim <email@example.com> said:
> Hubert Chan wrote:
>> Personally, I'm not too concerned about the doc packages not getting
>> installed. There are a lot of packages in Debian that are split into
>> executable and documentation that don't have hard dependencies to
>> automatically install the documentation.
> Note that until now, the info documentation for most GNU programs was
> distributed in the package with the executables and not in the -doc
> package. That indicates that Debian regarded this information as
> essential for these programs.
Not necessarily. Often times, the documentation is small enough that it
does not justify splitting off into a separate package. Or the
maintainer just didn't see any reason to split it off, and just never
bothered to. It's easier to maintain a source that generates few
packages than one that generates more packages.
> But this point of view will have to change now.
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