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Re: [RFC] Binary packages containing the source

* Hector Oron <hector.oron@gmail.com>, 2010-09-15, 21:26:
 c) allow build depends on source packages, which it is probably a worst idea.

On the contrary, I think that allowing source packages to be installable in the same way as binary packages is an excellent idea. Imagine you can do:

apt-get install src:linux-2.6

which will install Linux sources into a standard location, or upgrade it if it's already installed.

Incidentally, this will allow to trivially implement data packages[0]: a dummy binary package could depend on its own source package.

[0] http://wiki.debian.org/DataPackages

Jakub Wilk

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