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Re: Large data packages in the archive



On 11397 March 1977, Charles Plessy wrote:

> I have a question about the sources: for big datasets, would it be
> acceptable that the source package does not contain the data itself but
> only a script to download it? Since the source packages are not to be
> autobuilt and the binary packages only available through download,
> depending on Internet at build time seem to me to be acceptable. (The
> goal is of course to save space and upload time).

No, we have to distribute the source. DFSG#2, many licenses require it.
Relying on some external system to keep the source for us is also a
no-go.

-- 
bye, Joerg
<lenny> schneidet nie chilis und wascht euch dann _nicht_ die hände und reibt euch dann an der nase.
<lenny> uargs, wie das brennt
<lenny> hammer. das ist ja schlimmer als die dinger zu essen...

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