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Re: Spliting packages between pkg and pkg-data

Nicolas Boullis <nboullis@debian.org> writes:
> On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 12:13:48PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:

>> 3) Keep the files that 'signal' executables in the same package than the
>>    executable (e.g. menu file, program manpage).

> Why? I agree that it menu files and manpages are generally not that 
> large, but what would it break to have them in pkg-data?
> (I would consider it strange to have such files out of the main pkg 
> package, but it looks policy-compliant as far as I can see...)

Well, one practical concern is that it makes it harder for other utilities
like lintian to analyze the package properly.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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