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Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file

On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 03:07:00PM -0600, Vince Mulhollon wrote:
> The only other possibility not yet proposed (?) would be to split the
> packages file by section.
> base-packages
> games-packages
> x11-packages
> net-packages
> Then a server that just doesn't do x11 or doesn't go games has no need to
> keep up with available x11 or games packages.

how would the package manager (namely apt) know which ones you need.. even if
you don't have X11 installed (and apt assumes you don't need X11 packages file)
doesn't mean that you wouldn't want to install x11 packages file.

same goes for net (which is a weird definition in any case) and games, base is
the only reasonable one. But without the others it's not needed either...

every nerd knows how to enjoy the little things of life,
like: rm -rf windows

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