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Re: Bug#288497: ITP: libsnowball-swedish-perl -- Stemming algorithm for Swedish

On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 01:07:42PM +0000, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> I can see that this is suboptimal. Given that this is how the modules
> are distributed upstream ie. individually, how should I avoid this?
> Would it be acceptable to package them all as one debian package somehow,
> and thus lose the transparency that orig.tar.gz brings? Or is there some
> other solution to this that I haven't spotted?

I agree, the code should come in one big package. I have no idea how the
Perl policy handles this case, though. You should check whether the big
package needs to "Provide: libsnowball-swedish-perl" for all languages.

If it is important for you that the original tarballs are preserved, you
can put them inside an orig.tar.gz that you make. The tar.gz-inside-tar.gz
approach looks a bit unclean, though... at the end of the day, this
decision is up to you as the maintainer, the package pool contains examples
of both re-tarred sources and tar.gz-inside-tar.gz.



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