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metadata explosion was: Re: intent to package mrename (fwd)

On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Bdale Garbee wrote:

> The package meta-data explosion is a real problem, and one that we need to
> work on creative technical solutions to address.  Both the download times over
> slow links for Packages information and the VM requirements of our package
> management toolset are getting out of control.  The best answers I have heard
> so far are of the "split Debian into a core and various optional sections"
> variety, and they still feel "icky" to me.

It would be intresting if diskussion about package-pools had something
about it. Has someone a summary of the diskussion or some good points in
the archive to start?

  Bernhard R. Link

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