[Build-common-hackers] CDBS code repository on line?
peter_e at gmx.net
Tue Apr 4 06:21:09 UTC 2006
Karl Hegbloom wrote:
> What is "the common case" that you are thinking of?
A source package builds one debug package that includes the debugging
symbols of all the other binary packages built from that source
package. In that case you cannot reasonably symlink the documentation
to one single other package. (Not just because picking that one
package would be arbitrary, but because policy would require the dbg
package to have a dependency on that package, which is not reasonable
Considering that debug packages are usually massive in volume, I doubt
that it is really worth the complications to save a couple of kbytes on
> It's difficult
> to obtain a sense of scale or of what's in common without reading the
> build system to a lot of packages! (see below)
Well, CDBS is in the business of abstracting common build practice. In
order to determine common build practice, a local mirror and a command
of grep is very helpful.
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