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Re: Bloated package file (Was: Re: ITP: mencal -- A menstruation calendar)

On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 10:52:52PM -0600, Adam Majer wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 06:27:11PM +0100, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 12:08:31PM -0500, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > Additionally, Debian is
> > > not very likely to 'collapse under its own weight' for those who are
> > > concerned about that.  
> > 


> As to all the people wanderring why the hell I started this thing
> for the ITP of the calendar; I guess it's the straw that broke the
> camel's back. Patato->Woody more that doubled the number of
> packages right now. It went from fine to horrible upgrade
> on a 486. Woody+1 has to have much  better support for low end
> systems or we might as well go the "Corporate Way" and have
> 64-128M req. mem. [or at least sizeof(Packages)<<2]

No one keeps you from building your own mirror. I have one here, targeted at low-end systems.

200 packages, Packages.gz is 70k

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