[aur-general] packages with lots of docs?

Andrea Scarpino andrea at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 8 17:40:18 EST 2010

On Monday 08 March 2010 23:29:09 Chris Brannon wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm maintaining ipython in [community].  Right now, the PKGBUILD just
> removes all the docs.  I can see the reasoning.
> The compressed package size grows nearly five-fold when they are included.
> I have several options.  I can keep on stripping docs, I can include the
> docs in the ipython package, or I can generate a split package.
> I wrote a PKGBUILD that produces the split packages ipython and
> ipython-doc. I noticed that koffice from [extra] has its docs split.  But
> nobody seems to be doing that for anything in [community].
> So should I go ahead and commit my split PKGBUILD?
> -- Chris
IMHO you should split it.
Also, what prefix docs packages should have? Because I see more -docs and a lot 
of -doc (mainly texlive packages) in our repo.


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