I remember a discussion on data.debian.org: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00970.html Has anything like that been implemented?
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Francesco P. Lovergine <fran...@debian.org> wrote: > On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 03:43:43AM -0700, Hamish wrote: >> Hamish wrote: >> > > ps- these days since disk space is cheap, I wonder if we can >> > > finally ship a gmt-coast-high package instead of needing to >> > > run the bundled script to get that. >> >> Francesco: >> > I would ask ftp-masters about that. >> >> It would seem the /usr/sbin/gmt-coastline-download may >> no longer work if you choose the main ftp site: >> ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/gmt/ >> >> as it only has the latest 45mb version available as a single >> file. >> >> >> The sites marked in the script with a "*" do have the old >> versions, e.g.: >> ftp://ftp.scc.u-tokai.ac.jp/pub/gmt/ >> >> [the 2.1 version of the gshhs data was 30mb for full-res and 9.5mb >> for high-res .bzip2 dataset. compare to the huge fgfs-base >> package] >> >> >> if we wish to preserve the old versions maybe we should put a >> copy on Alioth(MkII) instead of relying on a 3rd party site >> which may go away at any time? (the .au ftp site doesn't work >> for me right now at all) >> >> >> Ultimately I'd like the zyGrib, opencpn, etc packages which also >> provide coastline copies to all depend on a single data package. >> (to this end I've already patched opencpn to use xtide's package) >> > > Eh it would be definitively better depending on a arch-indep data > package and trying to convince ftpmasters in supporting it. > I already had problems with unstable mirrors. > > -- > Francesco P. Lovergine > > _______________________________________________ > Pkg-grass-devel mailing list > Pkgfirstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-grass-devel > _______________________________________________ Pkg-grass-devel mailing list Pkgemail@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-grass-devel