[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#543957: Big changelog.gz file duplicates in libsnmp-base and libsnmp15 packages (should be moved to libsnmp-dev)

Mantas Kriaučiūnas mantas at akl.lt
Thu Aug 27 18:04:21 UTC 2009

Package: net-snmp

Big (~850kb) changelog.gz file duplicates in libsnmp-base and libsnmp15 
packages. I think this file should be moved to libsnmp-dev (or new snmp-doc 
package, see bug http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=404094 )

Look at folders /usr/share/doc/libsnmp-base/ and /usr/share/doc/libsnmp15

Another solution - libsnmp15 depends on libsnmp-base, so file 
/usr/share/doc/libsnmp15/changelog.gz should be a symlink, which points 
to /usr/share/doc/libsnmp-base/changelog.gz

changelog.gz is compressed file, so, it takes ~850kb in CD's/DVD's and in 
Debian mirrors for each architecture - libsnmp15 binary package doubles in 
size because of this unneeded file :(

Btw, Ubuntu developers already fixed this bug by removing this file, see 

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