Re: how to split packages
* Junichi Uekawa (email@example.com) wrote:
> When splitting a package, one tends to create a new package
> containing a portion of the original, like
> proggie and proggie-extra, with
> proggie suggesting proggie-extra.
> However, this breaks build-depends/upgrade with apt-get, and
> what else.
> To avoid it, if it is possible, it could be done this way:
> "proggie-core" contains the core material, and
> "proggie" contains the extra programs, and depend on "proggie-core"
proggie may depend on proggie-core, but proggie core does not depend on
proggie. So if you've installed proggie, you automatically get proggie
core and apt works fine, just not the other way around.
There are many reasons you may want to break a package up. Common one is
libs and then apps. Another one is game and data (though I like this one
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