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Re: Data updates in debian packages

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:09 PM, Alec Leamas wrote:

> I wonder i the very idea to package this data is the correct one. What if
> you instead package an update service which is able to download all required
> data and make it available somewhere under /var/lib i. e., not in any
> package at all? And then adds some packages from which you can seed this
> service in situations where it's needed: off-line, tests, persistent data
> etc...

This leads to a package that is completely broken when installed on an
offline system from a mirror on DVD or external hard drive.



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