Re: embedded debian package management
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while toolchains is a very important topic, i would like to discuss about how
debian's package management could/can support different "scales" of packages.
if i'm completely wrong on this list or this has already been solved or
nobody cares, please tell me so and possibly where to find more information.
the approach to take an existing debian package and remove unneeded files (as
done by the familiar distibution) works quite well and saves one from the
hassle of recompiling every package, but as it seems this has been done
manually every time for each platform (please tell me this is not true ;)).
i am currently writing a little script that can do this automatically and
which could serve as a common base for the information of which files can be
removed from which packages. i can post it later if somebody is interrested.
this might be something to start with, but imho it would be much better if the
different size-requirements would be handled at build time, and be properly
integrated into the debian package management system. especially since some
packages might be configured differently for smaller systems, that dont need
every feature compiled in. this would certainly require a change (extension)
to the debian package management and the cooperation of the maintainers of
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