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Re: multi-tarball packages in version control

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 09:57:16AM +0100, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> ...
> I mentioned, I would prefer to keep those files out of my packaging
> archive: they hardly change, anyway.
> So, what do you do with multi-tarball packages? I keep a patched
> svn-buildpackage, for now.

You don't want the extra tarballs in your version control system and
they hardly change. Then why have them as extra tarballs?

Extra tarballs is for software that is released in multiple components
where the components are being released in lock step with each other.

It sounds to me like in your case each component is released
separately on their own schedule. In that case separate source
packages would be better. That way you only need to upload the parts
that have changed, buildds only need to build the parts that have
changed, users only need to update the parts that have changed and so
on. All around better for everyone.


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