do we /really/ need to be shipping a 600~meg root-doc subpackage?

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Tue Nov 16 22:13:35 UTC 2010

On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 11:22:56 -0800
Jesse Keating <jkeating at> wrote:

> I'm seeing 15~ builds of this package in the past 2~ months.  Each of
> those builds cranks out a 600~ meg doc subpackage.  Is this really
> necessary?  Does the docs change that much each release?  Is it really
> worth trundling that data all over the place instead of linking to a
> website that has it?

Yeah. See for some
discussion of this. 

IMHO, I would prefer also to see the subpackage dropped and pointing
people to a web site for further docs if possible. 

Thats a fair bit of BW hit on every sync for my mirror, as well as lots
of disk space, etc. (I'd guess around 6GB or so with the base/updates
for 12/13/14/rawhide trees) 

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