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Re: Dangerous precedent being set - possible serious violation of the GPL

On Fri, Dec 10, 1999 at 12:28:06PM +0100, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> I had no fun with it yet.
> I had my moment of pain when upgrading 5 MB took whole hour !!!!!
> And the only reason was that this 5 MB was put into about 100 debs.
> I have p166/16mb-ram. And what about people with 486 and 8mb ?????
> How are they guilty ?
> And seriously now. The most of work should be put either to
> packages' scripts or to packager. Now either {post,pre}{inst,rm}
> and dpkg have plenty of work.

What exactly are you suggesting? It is not at all clear.

Do you expect dpkg/dselect to run quickly on a low memory
machine with the quantity of packages we have today? You can't
have your cake and eat it; it takes real memory and CPU
cycles to deal with the quantity of packages we have.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB. CCs of replies on mailing lists are welcome.

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