release tarball sizes

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sat Oct 11 02:36:15 GMT 2003

On Sat, 2003-10-11 at 12:24, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 11:40:38AM +1000, Tim Potter wrote about 'Re: release tarball sizes':
> > On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 03:18:02AM +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > > Packaging the docs sounds ok to me (though I'd prefer to always have
> > > the manpages in the source). Something that can always be left out of
> > > the source package are imho:
> > >  - docbook sources (7.2M)
> > >  - developer documentation (PDF, docbook and HTML)
> > Good idea.  Manpages - maybe a copy of Using Samba as well - should
> > be in the source tarball.
> If we're adding "Using Samba", I'd like to have the PDF version of the 
> HOWTO Collection in there as well. 

There are other reasons to distribute 'using samba' outside the main
tarball.  Using Samba is licenced under the GNU FDL, which  - rightly or
wrongly - is getting a bad name, with Debian possibly not distributing
such documentation.  Putting that into a separate tarball would avoid
the need to have 'modified tarballs', with that documentation removed.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at
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