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Re: to join wmakerconf and wmakerconf-data packages

On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 08:56:29AM -0300, Herbert P Fortes Neto wrote:
>  I think it is also a good idea to join the wmakerconf and
> wmakerconf-data debian packages. I would like to know if there is
> a reason to not join wmakerconf debian package and wmakerconf-data
> debian package in only one debian package. One package does not
> work without the other package. If it is really a good idea i will
> ask to remove the wmakerconf-data debian package from the repositories.

The usual reason to have such a split is that one package is
architecture-dependent, and the other is architecture-independent.

When arch-indep data is split out, this conserves space on mirrors
(the same stuff doesn't get repeated into a dozen arch-dep packages).

In this particular case, the split sounds like an overkill.
wmakerconf is 320k, and wmakerconf-data is 50k.

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