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Re: Unable to connect to my home wireless

On Mon,24.May.10, 09:24:31, Celejar wrote:
> On Tue, 25 May 2010 00:26:57 +1200
> Chris Bannister <mockingbird@earthlight.co.nz> wrote:
> > Aaaah! what about the bloat added to the packages.gz file? You can find
> > the functionality by "apt-cache show radeontool", but I agree it should
> > be a suggests.
> When doing an upgrade, having to stop and run 'apt-cache show xxxx' for
> every recommends is annoying, and the information can sometimes be
> pretty opaque, for things like library packages and lower-level glue
> layers.
> I don't know what to say about the size increase in packages.gz.

There was a plan (already implemented?) to treat the English package 
descriptions as just another "translation" and separate them from the 
Packages file. That would be a huge save in space and could allow for 
new features such as this.

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