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Re: Lintian override or replicate files

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Ludovico Cavedon <ludovico.cavedon@gmail.com> writes:
> Though those files are architecture-independent, they are more tightly
> bound to the proper packaging of the program than mere “data”, IMO.
> Lintian is apparently designed with the same philosophy.
> I think it's best if they go in the package along with the program.
> Reserve the ‘foo-data’ package for data which is only for use *by* the
> program, as opposed to data that other systems (manpage system,
> desktop environment) need when the program is installed.
>> What is currently considered best practice:
>> -put them in the -data package and add lintian overrides
>> -leave them in the binary file, as they are small?
> The latter, IMO.

Makes sense.
Thank for your feedback,

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