Bug#458663: Missing support for data.tar.bz2-based debs
On Jan 2, 2008, at 9:47 PM, Colin Watson wrote:
On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 06:38:37PM -0500, Rick Thomas wrote:
On Jan 2, 2008, at 12:03 PM, Otavio Salvador wrote:
On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 12:38:51PM -0200, Otavio Salvador wrote:
Personally, I'd like to know what is the increase on space and
memory for adding bzcat on busybox-udeb. However, as said in
another mail, I see no point to support different set of features
on installed and d-i environments (from debootstrap POV).
It could actually improve the space situation in the installer if it
allowed some packages to be compressed smaller than their present
The worst (and most relevant here) constraint is on initrd size, and
that is unaffected by .deb size.
Good point. Along those lines, another constraint that's important
is the RAM footprint of the installer -- for small memory machines
(same audience as for small initrd size). How much does adding bzcat
to busybox increase it's RAM footprint when executing?