Re: New Debian Derivative
+++ Neil Williams [2013-09-20 10:05 +0100]:
> On Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:10:27 +0530
> kumar shantanu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Yeah, My OS will have less packages than default debian desktop.
> packages on the remote mirror does not make a lighter installation.
> All that does is reduce the amount of data cached by apt.
Which is a non-trivial matter. It's a lot of metadata, repeated in
various places (in default config).
It also changes how many alternative packages users are exposed to if
they run a package installer. That could be an important goal of a
blend or derivative.
So yes, one has to be clear what is meant by 'lighter'. Fewer
packages, simpler/reduced user choices, smaller packages,
lower-resources packages. They all involve different tradeoffs.
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