[pkg-wine-party] Bug#697290: libwine-dev: please split library manpages into new package

Samuel Bronson naesten at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 16:09:45 UTC 2013

Package: libwine-dev
Version: 1.4.1-4
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

The libwine-dev package currently includes about 3386 manpages in
section 3, many of which are extremely stubby.  I'm starting to get
annoyed by the way they tend to clutter my "apropos" results, since I
never really wanted to install them -- I installed the package for the
utilities, not because of the library manpages.

In fact, it would make sense to break these manpages off into their own
package for several reasons:

  * As already mentioned, they (can be considered to) clutter the
    apropos results

  * They take up about 14M of disk (on an fs with 4K blocks)

  * They represent about 1.5M of arch-neutral data

  * They clearly aren't needed for building anything

Of course, these are not terribly strong arguments, and there's no
particular hurry in any case.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages libwine-dev depends on:
ii  libc6          2.13-37
ii  libc6-dev      2.13-37
ii  libgettextpo0
ii  libwine        1.4.1-4

libwine-dev recommends no packages.

Versions of packages libwine-dev suggests:
ii  wine-doc  1.0.0-1

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