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Re: Limiting the size of installed changelogs




On Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:22:37 +0100, Ben Hutchings
<ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>The src:linux package has a very big changelog (about 1700 kiB
>uncompressed, 600 kiB gzipped).  On my system the largest installed
>changelogs, by some way, are all versions of this.  (The next largest
>changelogs come from src:glibc, at about 200 kiB gzipped.)

A local admin could choose to tell dpkg to not install
/usr/share/doc/*/*changelog* via the path-exclude option. Alas, I have
not been able to get this to work when I last tried that two and a
half years ago. The corresponding wishlist bug was a five-digit number
bug from the last millennium.

Has anybody gotten dpkg path-exclude to work?

Greetings
Marc
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