Not quite! Package pools anyone? [was Re: Debian on a 386? Unlikely.]
On Tue, Dec 07, 1999 at 04:08:58PM +0100, Philipp Lopaur wrote:
> >> Anyway there are many people using Debian on 386 and 486 machines :(,
> > I'm not so sure of that any more... We use a 486-25 at work with 8MB
> > of RAM and 80MB of disk. It runs a fine firewall/dial-up server. In
> > fact, the only thing it _can't_ do is _upgrade_! Debian has gotten
> > sooo big, that I have to make a 4 to 8MB swapfile (8MB swap partition)
> > just to run dpkg, which is difficult on the limited disk space. Dselect
> > takes about 20 mins just to bring up the selection screen.
There is a much simpler solution. Hunt over to the debian-project archives,
and read the recent thread about package pools. This will solve your problem
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