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Re: Packaging task for newbies: Separate pink-pony into program and data

On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 05:28:30PM +0200, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> Hi,
> Ive just uploaded pink-pony 1.3.1-1 to Debian [1] [2], and I've noticed
> that I should have separated the packages in program and data [3], instead
> of having it all packaged into one single package. The main advantage of
> that approach -usually done with games and with other programs that have
> considerable architecture-independent data- is that the space occupied in
> the mirrors is much less.
> I was considering fixing it myself and doing a newer upload, but I thought
> about what we were talking at DebConf about being able to provide
> reasonably easy tasks for people who are starting, so there it goes. If
> anyone is willing to do it, they will of course count with my help and my
> time, and -obviously- I will be available for doing the upload to the
> archive.
> Greetings and thanks,
> Miry
> [1] https://code.google.com/p/pink-pony/
> [2] http://packages.debian.org/pink-pony
> [3]
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/best-pkging-practices.html#bpp-archindepdata

Well I have been thinking about trying to package something for a little while.

Here's a question though, the package is in sid and I'm running wheezy.  Does
that matter for packaging?

Kind regards


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