[aur-general] packages with lots of docs?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 8 19:25:26 EST 2010

On 09/03/10 08:40, Andrea Scarpino wrote:
> 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.

Agreed.  namcap from [testing] should give you a warning about too many 
docs if you left it in one package.

> Also, what prefix docs packages should have? Because I see more -docs and a lot
> of -doc (mainly texlive packages) in our repo.

docs?  Not that it matters...

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