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Re: boot-floppies, busybox size reduction status

On Fri Oct 05, 2001 at 12:21:23AM +0200, Jens Ruehmkorf wrote:
> Hi all,
> > So Adam, is it agreeable that I upload a version of busybox to the
> > main archive with these changes?  David has now validated that this is
> > viable and saves space.
> earlier in this list it has been suggested to have a busybox-bf package in
> addition to the normal busybox package. I would strongly encourage this,
> though for different reasons:
> 1. Right now I'm working on a customized initrd for our beowulf cluster (I
> use netboot/pxelinux, so I'm not limited to 1440Kb).  The testing process
> of b-f for woody has found quite some bugs for busybox, which is a good
> thing. So I want to use the newest versions available. But currently quite
> often some functions are added/disabled which keeps me changing my
> scripts.
> 2. People might like to install busybox in a chroot to test it out. Having
> all functions available at a fingertip would be really nice (instead of
> having to build it yourself to test the other functionality).
> There is more use for busybox. So please add an additional busybox-bf
> package that you can use to reduce size aiming at b-f.

I wonder if we could use the .udeb for this purpose?  Adam?


Erik B. Andersen   email:  andersee@debian.org, formerly of Lineo
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