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Bug#434548: dependency on dpkg-dev bloats small systems

Package: type-handling
Version: 0.2.21
Severity: wishlist

If you want to install X on a small system, you'll end up with
type-handling installed because xorg depends on sparc-utils | not+sparc.

That's fine, except type-handling in turn depends on dpkg-dev, which is
half a megabyte installed. A significant amount of space if your hard
drive is in the 500 mb range.

Since the type-handling program, which is why dpkg-dev is in the
depends, is only used in development, could you please consider moving
it to a different package, maybe type-handling-dev? Then type-handling
could be used as a pure dependency handling package, without bloating
small systems.

(FWIW, I was able to work around the immediate problem and regain the
space by removing xorg, since it's just a metapackage itself.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages type-handling depends on:
ii  dpkg-dev                      1.14.5     package building tools for Debian

type-handling recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

see shy jo

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