release tarball sizes

Alexander Bokovoy a.bokovoy at
Tue Oct 21 15:21:34 GMT 2003

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 05:15:14PM +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 09:43:16AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote about 'Re: release tarball sizes':
> > Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > |>Save ~8Mb per download on a a release is pretty
> > |>compelling to me.
> > | 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)
> > The only thing that would really matter here is
> > the docbook/ directory.  Loosing that buts the
> > gzipped version about 1.5Mb.  Is there any
> > compelling reason to leave it in?  Patches?
> > Unless someone speaks up, I will remove it from
> > the next 3.0.x[preX] release.
> I don't think there is a reason to leave the doc sources in. 
> Nobody sends us patches to the docbook source at the moment. Rather,
> people send us comments and plain-text updates that we then put in ourselves. 
> Packagers should have enough clue to pull the sources from CVS imho.
The point is that some distro have policy on relying on upstream-packaged
sources (like Debian).

/ Alexander Bokovoy
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