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Re: Automatic Debug Packages

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 04:28:33PM +0000, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 2009-08-10, Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> 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?


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