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debug packages, was: Large data packages in the archive

"Alexander E. Patrakov" <patrakov@gmail.com> writes:

> Joerg Jaspert wrote:
>> That already has a problem: How to define "large"? One way, which we
>> chose for now, is simply "everything > 50MB".
> Random thought: some architecture-dependent -dbg packages are also > 50
> MB in size. Shouldn't they get some special treatment, too?

For these, a good option could be option b) Joerg has proposed. A new
section besides main/contrib/non-free called 'debug' or 'debsym' could
contain these binary package, and mirrors could choose to not carry

An external archive is not an option since it is unreasonable to expect
maintainers to maintain the -dbg packages in an other source
package. They are generated at build time, after all.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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