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Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file

On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 06:07:20AM +0800 , zhaoway wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 11:19:59PM +0200, Sami Haahtinen wrote:
> > 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.
> another solution is to let every single deb provides its.pkg-gz
> then, apt-get update will do nothing,
> apt-get install some.deb will first download some.pkg-gz, then check its dependency,
> then grab them.pkg-gz all, then install.

but it will immensly restrict it's view on dependencies - think about
virtual packages. This is really not the way. Maybe spliting by as in pool/
so you only download changed part of the whole thing. But that's about it.
Maybe you can leave some part out, but ..

				Petr Cech
Debian GNU/Linux maintainer - www.debian.{org,cz}

* Joy notes some people think "Unix" is a misspelling of "Unics" which is a misspelling of "Emacs" :)

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