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Re: Huge data files in Debian

On Sat, 18 Jul 2015, Guillem Jover wrote:

> > The "ultimate" solution we are aiming for (see http://datalad.org for more
> > information) is to utilize git-annex and "ship" either mere pointers to
> > git-annex sources or lean (without data) git-annex repositories which
> > fetch data from original (or mirrors) data providers.

> > Meanwhile, we (http://neuro.debian.net) have started to use git-annex to
> > at least avoid bloated .orig.tar.gz, see e.g.
> > http://neuro.debian.net/pkgs/python-mvpa2-tutorialdata.html
> > sources: http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-exppsy/pymvpa2-tutorialdata.git

> > So, .orig is in 3.0 (git) format and is just a lean annex repository.
> > When building a binary packages then load gets fetched, and brought into
> > .deb binary packages.

> Oh, then I think this settles #720598 (requesting the removal of the
> «3.0 (git)» source format) for now, and knowing that it's being used
> I'll just close the request. :)

oh -- didn't see this one... well -- I should look into dgit closer I
guess anyways ;-)

Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Ph.D.
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