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Re: interesting busybox/udpkg developments

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002 16:50:41 -0500
"Joey Hess" <joeyh@debian.org> wrote:

> It looks like Sharp's Xarious(sp?) PDA (the one with the neat
integrated> keyboard) uses busybox dpkg and debian packages. It looks
like the deb> package format is perhaps winning in the PDA field between
this and the> use of debs by the two Iapq distros. Putting dpkg into
busybox was a nice> subversive touch. :-)

Excellent, i didnt realise that it was used by them, its also used by
another embeded app ive heard of.

I dont think its practical to use rpm in these environments because of
the database rpm uses to store the metadata.

I havent done anything to busybox dpkg/apt-get for about a month, i was
making a push towrds busybox apt-get. got something semi-functional, but
didnt get dependency checking working properly (again).... and memory
requirements went up significantly.

I started working on it again yesterday.

If/when i do get a busybox based retreiver working then it will makes
things much simpler for the installer.


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