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Woof: cups optimisation

November 01, 2011 — BarryK
When Woof imports a 'cups' package from another distro, there is a 'help' directory, that I retained as I thought it might be needed for the CUPS web interface. However, it seems non-essential, so I have now removed it.

The location of the 'help' directory varies with different distros:

T2: /usr/share/doc/cups/help
Slackware: /usr/doc/cups/help
Debian: /usr/share/cups/doc-root/help

I could have added code into script '2createpackages' to split the 'help' directory out to *_DOC, however I decided to treat this as a special case, and have done it in the 'cups' template.

I have added code into packages-templates/cups/FIXUPHACK to handle this. It will work for all distros. It locates the 'help' folder and moves it to cups_DOC in the packages-* target directory (ex: packages-slacko/cups_DOC).

These help files are about 1MB uncompressed, so a significant size saving.



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