Re: Potato now stable
On Mon, 14 Aug 2000, Joey Hess wrote:
> Drake Diedrich wrote:
> > Under the Irix packaging system (quite nice UI except that it has to
> > handle Irix packages..) packages exist in a hierarchy, with lowest level
> > packages quite fine grained.
> Wow, I quite like this. How could we do it?
This is the ultimate in micropackaging - doing something like that would
solve so many different requests in one big *splat*.
We could have sparc32/64 binaries, PIII optimized binaries, systems
without /usr/doc, etc.
Off hand, I would suspect you'd take an arbitary .deb and carve it into
sub packages internally - this is for effeciency.. Other debs can come
along and clealy install over the sub packages. Ex:
You have apt_1.1_i386.deb which contains
And an apt_1.1_i686_bin.deb which just have
Package tools would sort that out through some magic means..
Of course this is all just off hand... :>