[Build-common-hackers] CDBS code repository on line?

Peter Eisentraut 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 
to impose.)

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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