Re: data.debian.org -- requirements for packages
On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 06:01:38PM +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 at 13:09:03 -0400, Michael Hanke wrote:
> > * compression of content
> > Any policy to enforce compressed file formats regarding the stuff installed
> > by a data package?
> I think this ought to be case-by-case: some users of large data blobs
> (e.g. Quake 3/Openarena PK3 files) already support compression, but if the
> application that uses the data will be mmap()ing it, compression isn't
> really feasible.
> .deb files are compressed anyway, unless you go to some effort to turn
> that off, so space consumption on mirrors should be about the same either way.
That is correct, but I was more aiming at rules we have to compress some
portions of installed files (e.g. dh_compress).
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