On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 02:58:45AM +0200, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote: > Roger Leigh wrote: > > On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:17:55PM +0200, Joerg Jaspert wrote: > >> Quantity of .ddebs: > >> Usually there should only be one .ddeb per source. Of course there are > >> always exceptions from the rule, so Maintainers may chose to have one > >> per binary package. This should only be taken when the size of the debug > >> package gets *huge* otherwise. It is hard to set definite numbers here, > >> but a 5mb package would surely not be a reason to split into two 2.5mb > >> ones. > > > > This fails to address the rather valid concern brought up about > > having different versions of libraries and binaries installed > > from the same source package. Having one .ddeb per binary would > > solve this elegantly. > > Except that in that case, the old library will be NBS and thus I see no point > why you would want to keep it installed. The only reason would be if it was > meant to stay around, but in that case I'm sure the source package names would > be different. The scenario has been described already in the thread. > > It's also rather space-inefficient for the user. > > If that bothers you, you can use the share we plan to provide. No thanks, I like my debug symbols in a nice convenient packaged format, signed by the archive admins. While you might plan to be providing some fancy (yet enigmatic) service based upon the debug deb content, I still want them installable, preferably automatically getting all dependent debug symbols as well using apt. Preferably with a .deb extension; I see no reason why they can't be first-class Debian packages in addition to being used for mysterious as-yet-unspecified purposes. I can't say I'm particularly enthused with the apparent lack of consideration for most of the issues with the proposal brought up in this thread. Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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