[bt-devel] Bibletime 2.9.1-1 packages uploaded to developer-testing PPA

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 16:38:00 MST 2011

On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 5:36 PM, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> On 12/24/2011 03:27 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
>> O.o Why the decision to break out the necessary and required files
>> into a separate package? It seems like an unnecessary burden to me.
> You get warnings from lintian if you don't -- you would otherwise end up
> creating large separate packages for every architecture, each of which
> has the same large set of data files in them.  That's bad from an
> overall distribution efficiency point of view -- why replicate all that
> data so many times (i386, amd84, ARM, etc.)?  It would waste space and
> bandwidth on all the mirrors, etc.
> So, to avoid that, you put architecture-dependent stuff (the actual
> program binaries, basically) in one package, and have it depend on a
> separate -data package, which is the same for all CPU architectures.
> According to debian/changelog, we broke that out in bibletime 2.0-1, on
> Tue, 02 Jun 2009 23:37:30 -0700 .

Does the bibletime package specify bibletime-data as a dependency at
least? Having not used a packaged version in ages, I guess I haven't
really kept up.


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