Re: Separating packages.
On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 08:45, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> 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
Of course, with the current version of dpkg, your point is very good and
Thinking ahead, wouldn't it be a good idea to fix dpkg and the package
list to support a larger number of packages? The number of packages in
Debian has been constantly growing, and if I'm not mistaken, a release
of sarge would include somewhere between 10000 and 15000 packages. A
presumptive sarge+1 could very well have much more than 15000 packages.
If sarge is released any time soon, then a few split packages won't be a
big deal. If it isn't, there will certainly be a lot more packages in
testing, perhaps enough to require this change of dpkg and the package
list anyway. So is the cost really that great?
Fabian Fagerholm <email@example.com>