Gary Greene greeneg at
Mon Aug 10 15:36:55 BST 2009

On Sunday 09 August 2009 11:44:44 pm Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> Well, I'm not a packaging expert, but I do have some small-scale
> experience in that area with Debian and in my experience extracting a
> couple of files into a separate binary package is about as much work as
> creating a whole new binary+source packages for a new module.
> Andreas

In RPM, this is trivial, 8 lines or so of sub-package definition, and 3 or 4 
lines in a new %files section. I'm sure there should be better ways of 
managing it in dpkg if need be to make it simpler on the packager, I mean 
there are around 4 or 5 different methods of generating/maintaining packages 
for the dpkg format.

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