Re: Automatic Debug Packages
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 04:28:33PM +0000, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 2009-08-10, Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Most -dbg packages *shouldn't* live in the archive, but maintainers
> >> keep adding them by hand anyway, and we don't have anywhere else to
> >> put them.
> > Well, right now there is nowhere to put the .ddebs either, and
> > they are really just .debs with a funny name too. Not very different.
> I agree that we do not really need the .ddeb extension as we need to
> avoid clashes in the package namespace anyway, with the extension not
> helping us with that.
I assumed (without knowing any rationale) that the .ddeb extension was
devised so that mirrors could easily exclude them? I understand
excluding by section or package pattern would be possible as well, but
excluding by extension would probably be the easiest?