[aur-general] TU Application

Kaiting Chen kaitocracy at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 19:50:07 EST 2010

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 7:21 PM, PyroPeter <abi1789 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 12/06/2010 12:22 AM, Kaiting Chen wrote:
>> However I really don't like the idea of splitting out -data packages. This
>> is basically what Debian does. I remember they would take a single package
>> and split it to *-bin, *-libs, *-dev, *-src, *-otherstuff, etc. It's a
>> nightmare. --Kaiting.
> This actually makes much sense:
> Imagine a game with 2MB of architecture-dependent executables and 2GB of
> grafics/sounds. In the repo this will look like this:
> 2GB  somegame-i686.pkg.tar.gz
> 2GB  somegame-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz
> total: 4GB
> When you split out the data part, it looks like this:
> 2MB  somegame-i686.pkg.tar.gz
> 2MB  somegame-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz
> 2GB  somegame-data-any.pkg.tar.gz
> total: 2.004GB

I know, and in this case it would be fine. Just so long as it doesn't

200KB  somegame-i686.pkg.tar.gz
200KB  somegame-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz
total: 400KB

180KB  somegame-i686.pkg.tar.gz
180KB  somegame-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz
20KB  somegame-data-any.pkg.tar.gz
total: 380KB

Which is the way Debian would do it. --Kaiting.

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