data.debian.org -- requirements for packages
I know that data.debian.org is not yet there, but I wonder whether there
is already a concept, i.e. a set of requirements that packages have to
fulfil to qualify for this archive?
I assume packages would have to be architecture 'all', but other than
that I wonder whether there will be any significant differences from
* size constraints: lower and upper limit
When does a data package need to move data.d.o and when would it be
too much for that one too?
* relation to other Debian packages
Does data.d.o accept any data "standalone" package, or is it only meant for
packages that serves as dependencies for other Debian packages?
* compression of content
Any policy to enforce compressed file formats regarding the stuff installed
by a data package?
* approach to avoid wasting archive space
If a data package simply installs the content of a tarball, it would
have the tarball content two times (one in source package and the
identical content in the binary package). Is that taken as a fact, or
is there an approach to handle this case more efficiently?
Thanks in advance,
GPG key: 1024D/3144BE0F Michael Hanke