[Mageia-dev] noarch subpackages

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 15:52:34 CET 2011

On 24 February 2011 14:52, Pascal Terjan <pterjan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi packagers,
> I have just tested and our build system supports having a noarch
> subpackage together with arch specific ones.
> So please, have noarch data/doc packages (expecially for games or
> other stuff with huge data), this will allow them to not be duplicated
> on mirrors

We're already doing for monthes!!!
It was already supported on Mandriva side before the fork.
I've already converted most big -doc subpackages to noarch.
eg: coreutils-doc-8.8-2.mga1.noarch.rpm   ,exiv2-doc, gcc-doc

As for games, usually the data is already splited as the SRPM level
and thus is already noarch for quite a lot longuer (eg: openarena-data)

I'd only targeted the bigger -doc subpackages, so there're still low
hanging fruits
to harvest.
Especially since we're importing older SRPMS from mdv and I may have not
submitted all packages that I altered in SVN...

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