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