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Re: Separating packages.

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 12:57:55PM +0000, n.v.t n.v.t wrote:

> >Why? How big are the components? Would somebdy e.g install package-name
> >without package-icons or the other way round?
> It was a example. The person might only want the backgrounds or only the 
> icons.

This alone is not sufficient reason for producing four packages instead of
one.  This wastes resources in many places (the Debian package list, the
dpkg database, etc.).  You must consider whether the benefit is worth the

Certainly, the user might only want some of the things in the package.  But
would it hurt him to have all of it?

 - mdz

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