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Re: Wrapper to download databases (was: Sharing a subdirectory of /usr/share between multiple packages ?)

On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 09:39:23AM +0200, Michael Hanke wrote:

> This has the advantage that the datasets are only downloaded if it is
> really necessary (there are modifications checked by md5sum). The is
> especially usefull as the datasets tend to be the same across releases.

And this is a real PITA when you want to install on a machine that does
not have a network connection. Don't do that! Anything that bypasses the
normal package management is a pain to handle.

Instead how about splitting the package to two source packages: one for
code and one for the data? That way you can upload the data package much
less frequently.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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