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Re: Debian on the Sharp Zaurus/SL-5xxx

On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 05:32:42PM +0100, Miah Gregory wrote:
> In message <[🔎] 20020616161906.GO12595@alcor.net>
>           Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:

> > Yes, there are quite a few of these.  I hardly see the point, though, of
> > repackaging a ton of software in 'ipkg' format when we already have a ton
> > of working infrastructure and existing packages for debs.  Frankly, I can't
> > imagine why anyone would want to try to duplicate the effort that has been
> > put into Debian/ARM.
> I'm going to hope that you're just joking there, right?? We're talking about
> devices with severely limited amounts of ram and storage space. You don't
> want countless copies of licences, changelogs, and in most cases, even
> documentation all over the place.

It would be better to fix dpkg to exclude this stuff optionally than to
fork/reimplement it along with converting the whole archive to a new
format, IMHO.

If the dpkg-maintainers don't have the time/resources to do this or
think it's not reasonable (although I think I've heard otherwise),
busybox' dpkg might be made able to exlude /usr/share/doc for example.


"Aristotle gave you logic.  Apply it."
                -- Branden Robinson

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