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Bug#233422: marked as done (Inefficient packaging of arch independent data in package netdude-dev)

Your message dated Sun, 18 Jan 2009 20:10:45 GMT
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and subject line netdude has been removed from Debian, closing #233422
has caused the Debian Bug report #233422,
regarding Inefficient packaging of arch independent data in package netdude-dev
to be marked as done.

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Package: netdude-dev
Version: 0.3.3-1
Severity: normal

This is a semi-automated bug report based on scanning the contents of
binary .deb files in the unstable Debian archive.

The netdude-dev packages seem to contain a very large amount of
architecture-independent data in architecture-dependent packages,
specifically data installed under /usr/share. This is wasteful of
mirror space and bandwidth, as we then end up with multiple copies of
this data, one for each architecture. Initial estimates suggest that
several gigabytes of Debian archive space may currently be wasted
because of packages like this.

The way to fix this depends on the layout of your package:

  * Some packages need to have a -common or -doc package split out to
    contain this common data, and the existing packages that need this
    data should then be altered to depend on the new -common or -doc

  * This package may already be such a -common or -doc package, in
    which case it probably should already be marked as Architecture:
    all in your debian/control file rather than Architecture: any .

  * Maybe the files under /usr/share do not belong there - several
    packages seem to contain data in /usr/share that is definitely
    architecture-dependent. In this case, please move the files into
    the right place.

Policy is quite clear on this point:


The usage of these packages is currently:
 debsize pkgsize /usr/share %  filename
 1435612   4592        4392 95 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_alpha.deb
 1508342   4832        4632 95 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_arm.deb
 1594472   5420        5220 96 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_hppa.deb
 1498266   4812        4612 95 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_i386.deb
 1522076   3832        3632 94 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_ia64.deb
 1507844   4808        4608 95 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_m68k.deb
 1434100   4108        3908 95 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_mips.deb
 1427944   4120        3920 95 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_mipsel.deb
 1524520   4868        4668 95 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_powerpc.deb
 1515216   4840        4640 95 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_s390.deb
 1525654   4876        4676 95 pool/main/n/netdude/netdude-dev_0.3.3-1_sparc.deb

Please split this package appropriately. If you believe your package
is already split reasonably, then sorry for bothering you. If you wish
to discuss this further, please feel free to reply to this bug. If you
agree that there's a problem here but need help to fix it: again, feel
free to ask...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com

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Version: 0.3.3-6+rm

The netdude package has been removed from Debian testing, unstable and
experimental, so I am now closing the bugs that were still opened
against it.

For more information about this package's removal, read
http://bugs.debian.org/511962 . That bug might give the reasons why
this package was removed, and suggestions of possible replacements.

Don't hesitate to reply to this mail if you have any question.

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

Kind regards,
Marco Rodrigues

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