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Re: providing non-file data in a debian package

On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 10:20:52PM +0200, Oliver Kurth wrote:

> What do you mean by 'more normal'? Something in /var?

The FHS would be a good reference for this.

> The location is not the point, as long as it's on ram disk (I also want
> to avoid wearing out the CF card, and save space on it). More important
> for me is if it is 'allowed' to delete a file that is part of the
> package.

It's a bit silly, but you're allowed to do whatever you like with your own
system and packages.  I don't imagine this package would be useful in
Debian, regardless of whether it would be allowed, since it is so

> Another solution could be to have it as part of the debian package,
> without having it copied to the filesystem, and extracting it by another
> way. But I do not know if that is possible.

You are already stretching the usefulness of putting this data in a Debian
package at all; if you are not using the tools to install it, then there
would be no point at all in packaging it.

 - mdz

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