reducing distribution CD count

Jamie Zawinski jwz at
Thu Feb 24 23:20:37 UTC 2005

Filiciano Matias wrote:
> I prefer this :
> $ rpm -q -l yum | egrep "(man)|(doc)"
> /usr/share/doc/yum-2.1.13
> /usr/share/doc/yum-2.1.13/AUTHORS
> /usr/share/doc/yum-2.1.13/COPYING
> /usr/share/doc/yum-2.1.13/ChangeLog
> /usr/share/doc/yum-2.1.13/INSTALL
> /usr/share/doc/yum-2.1.13/TODO

I'd classify those files as "useless bloat."  I could not possibly be
interested in those files if I didn't have the source code installed.

> /usr/share/doc/yum-2.1.13/README
> /usr/share/man/man5/yum.conf.5.gz
> /usr/share/man/man8/yum-arch.8.gz
> /usr/share/man/man8/yum.8.gz

*That* is documentation.

> It's quicker and more accurate.

See, in general, I find that not to be the case.

I find popularly-linked documents on the web to *always* be clearer,
more informative, and less full of lies than local man pages.

Jamie Zawinski      jwz at        
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