package pool and big Packages.gz file
[i'm not sure if this has been resolved, lart me if you like.]
my proposal to resolve big Packages.gz is through package
add 36 or so new debian package, namely,
contents of each is quite obvious. ;-)
and a virtual unstable-packages-gz depends on all of them. finished.
apt-get update should deal with it.
1) as default, install packages-gz.deb, and finished. (against some policy ...)
2) otherwise, let user to choose from, that is a ui design... ;-)
release managment could just ;-) upload a woody-packages-gz_test-1_all.deb
episode I finished.
episode II involves the package pool deletion algorithms.
a package should only be deleted when no *-packages-gz debs reference it.
thanks for bear with me ;-)