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Re: Packaging hoogle

On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 08:27:49PM +1100, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been (for some time) working on packaging for hoogle. There
> have been a number of things that required fixing upstream and that
> has now mostly been done.
> One final problem is what to do with the hoogle database files.
> Currently one the package I am working on is installed, there are
> no database files. Assuming the machine is connected to the 
> internet, the database files can be installed using:
>    sudo hoogle data
> which installs the database files in the directory:
>    /usr/share/hoogle/hoogle-X.Y.Z/database
> QUestions:
>  a) Is this acceptable as the way it is?
>  b) Should the postinstall script run the required command?
>  c) Should the postinstall script print a message suggesting that
>     the person doing the install run the required command?
>  d) Should I package the database files as a deb?

I'm not a member of haskell-pkg, but as DD, I think that should rather
be somewhere under /var/lib/hoogle (and not under /usr), if hoogle can
be so configured.

My 2c,

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