I have a general question regarding outputs and their content.
When looking at the
autoconf package, you can see that it only contains the
out output. However, there it also installs two
.info files. When
looking at the
coreutils package it has an additional
info output where it
puts its only
My question is, what are the guidlines advantages/disadvantages to split the
outputs of the packages. Would Pull-requests for splitting outputs of
autoconf and others be welcome?
I can already see two advantages more split packages. The first would be, that
I can have the autoconf
.info files in my
and therefore have them show up in emacs without having to have the binaries
autoconf in my PATH.
The second would be that downloads go somewhat faster since people can specify
whether or not they even want specific outputs.
And also I dont only mean the
info output specifically, the
man output for
example would be another one.
Any information or opinions on this topic would be greatly appreciated.