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Re: How much data load is acceptable in debian/ dir and upstream (Was: edtsurf_0.2009-7_amd64.changes REJECTED)

On 9/14/20 9:04 PM, Andreas Tille wrote:
>> If you really need those data please create a separate source package
> That's the question that I'm repeatedly wondering about and thats why I
> assemble all these three rejects here in one mail:  What is the general
> opinion for creating a separate source package in cases like this.  I
> do not see any profit from an extra source package.

I very much see it. Typically, if the data aren't changing, you'll be
uploading the orig tarball once, and then maybe iterate a little bit on
the packaging of them. On the other hand, if you are shipping large
files in the debian/ folder, then each and every tiny little change in
the packaging means you'll be uploaded a new huge debian.tar file. This
is useless bandwidth for all the mirrors, and so much data to waste in
snapshot.d.o and so on.

I am in the opinion that TA is right, though it may mean more work for
you on the other hand.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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