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Bug#233392: Inefficient packaging of arch independent data in package libc6

Steve McIntyre wrote:
>   * Some packages need to have a -common or -doc package split out to
>     contain this common data, and the existing packages that need this
>     data should then be altered to depend on the new -common or -doc
>     package.

If you give in to this bug report, please excersise sanity and do not
name the resulting package libc6-common. One genuinely useful split
would be to move the zoneinfo data (5.4 mb) to its own package, as that
is not needed on many small dedicated servers. There is an existing bug
asking for that.

> Policy is quite clear on this point:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-best-pkging-practices#s-bpp-archindepdata

That is not policy. It is the developer's reference.

see shy jo

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