Re: Automatic Debug Packages
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 03:59:22PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 09:46:49PM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > Reading through this thread, I don't see a compelling reason for using
> > a .ddeb extension given that they are just regular .debs, nor for
> > keeping the packages separate from the main archive (if the size of the
> > Packages file is an issue, can't they just go in a separate debug
> > section/component?)
> Size of *the archive* is an issue. They could live in a separate component,
> but as mentioned in the proposal, this component shouldn't by default be
> mirrored with the rest of the archive.
The size of the archive has been used to justify so much silliness that
it has become the Godwin law of Debian.
Debian mirrors are not required to have non-free/* so they should not
be required to have */debug either.
Imagine a large red swirl here.