[aur-general] packages with lots of docs?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 8 20:28:26 EST 2010

On 09/03/10 11:07, Loui Chang wrote:
> On Tue 09 Mar 2010 10:25 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> 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...
> doc would be short for documentation
> docs would be short for docsumentation?


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