Re: Large data packages in the archive
Joerg Jaspert skrev:
- Packages in main need to be installable and not cause their (indirect)
reverse build-depends to FTBFS in the absence of data.debian.org.
If the data is necessary for the package to work and there is a small
dataset (like 5 to 10 MB) that can be reasonably substituted for the
complete data package, the smaller dataset should be included in
main and the package then may depend on "foo-data | foo-data-small".
Hmm. Would anything happen to the current fgfs-base package (200 MB
compressed)? This *is* intended to be the minimum data necessary to
start FlightGear. The "full" data set, for comparison, supposedly fits
on 3 DVDs. (Obviously, so far I have not felt the urge to package that,
the users can get that themselves if they want it...)