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Re: [debian-installer] microdpkg

> Maybe I'm missing something though (I almost certainly am), but do we really
> need a 'microdpkg-deb'?  Wouldn't just 'microdpkg' be enough?  When we go to
> install the base system, we really just want to unpack the .debs and drop them
> into place.  For this to take place we can do something like the following:

well, you want some minimal support for depends and such to make sure
you are not screwing things up too bad, and you'd also want to make sure
/var/lib/dpkg/status is updated appropriately...

i started doing this in a shell script and got some of it done, but i
think going to C will be a better idea for handling depends and such. i
*think* 20-25k should be quite doable. It'll fork busybox ar/tar to do
unpacking and such. we can link it in directly as well if it doesn't bloat the
binary too much, but busybox will be there so it doens't seem to make
sense to have two copies of the code.

Debian Developer <tausq@debian.org>

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