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Re: busybox bloat

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 06:45:41AM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Sep 2001 06:37:20 +1000
> "Glenn McGrath" <bug1@optushome.com.au> wrote:
> > 
> > If we use busybox dpkg-deb instead of ar and tar it will reduce busybox
> by
> > about 6.5kB (by my calculations),
> My caclulations were wrong, it will only save 3.5kB, still i think its
> better to use dpkg-deb as it should make the scripts a fraction simpler as
> well.

problem is, debootstrap wants to work on more then just debian
systems, it runs on redhat boxes now (among others) (i found this
quite useful in installing debian on a box many miles from me, it used
to run yellow hat linux)

> hmm, if base is coming from the big tarball and not debs that we will need
> tar around anyway :(

its not.  basedebs.tgz is a alternate means of transporting the .debs
is all.  its only for hard disk based installs, and it contains only

but your correct we still need tar, for that and for the `report a
problem' function in dbootstrap.

Ethan Benson

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