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Re: [bug?] docs in Documentation/technical/ do not seem to be distributed




On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 01:03:09PM -0500, Samuel Lijin wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:05 PM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This sounds like a packaging bug in Arch Linux and Ubuntu.
> >
> > That said, at least in Ubuntu, I am not able to reproduce it.  Do
> > you have the git-doc (or git-all, which depends on git-doc) package
> > installed?
> 
> That was the answer on the Ubuntu machine. Doesn't apply to Arch,
> though, so I guess I'll reach out upstream there. I've also opened
> #994 on the git/git-scm.com repo for this.
> 
> Out of curiosity, do you know why it's distributed like that?

I expect the answer for Ubuntu is that it's the way that Debian does it.

Debian traditionally distributes documentation in a separate package
because it's architecture independent, and the binaries are not.
Therefore, including it in the main package would bloat the archive
substantially by including a copy of identical data for each
architecture.

Doing it this way also allows people to not install documentation that
they don't need, say, on a server.
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