Re: Spliting packages between pkg and pkg-data
On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 12:03:33PM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 20-Nov-05, 05:13 (CST), Bill Allombert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > When doing research about circular-deps, I looked at a lot of packages
> > that are split between a binary package and a data package. This is a
> > good thing since this reduce the total siez of the archive, however
> > there are simple rules that should be followed:
> > [*snip* good rules}
> > 5) Of course move /usr/share/pkg to pkg-data.
> Why? If I install foo, I really expect it's shared data to be in
Well, the whole point of the package splitting is to move
the architecture-independent part to a separate arch: all
package. If you keep /usr/share/foo in the arch: any package,
then there is no much point splitting it ?
For example consider a game that has a small binary and a large
You put /usr/games/foo in a arch: any package called foo and
/usr/share/games/foo/dataset in a arch: all package called foo-data.
Does it make sense now ?
Imagine a large red swirl here.