Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] Updating octave3.0 to Policy 3.8.0
On 23/06/08 21:53 +0200, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> I: octave3.0: arch-dep-package-has-big-usr-share 5492kB 19%
> N: The package has a significant amount of architecture-independent data
> N: in /usr/share, while it is an architecture-dependent package. This is
> N: wasteful of mirror space and bandwidth, as we then end up with
> N: multiple copies of this data, one for each architecture.
> N: If the data in /usr/share is not architecture-independent, it is a
> N: policy violation, and in this case, you should move that data
> N: elsewhere.
> N: See also:
> N: http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-best-pkging-practice
> N: s#s-bpp-archindepdata
> Although this is just Lintian "information" level, it is written above that
> this is a "policy violation".
Only if this data is not architecture independent. Should be mostly .m
> Should we move the /usr/share/octave/
> directory into an arch-indep package? We could call it octave3.0-mscripts
> (or whatever) and make octave3.0 depend on it. The downside of this is that
> the new upload will have to go through NEW and this may prevent the new
> package to enter testing before the freeze. We may postpone this to lenny+1.