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

>>>>> "Matt" == Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

The ipkg format is described at http://handhelds.org/z/wiki/iPKG

 Matt>    This must mean that no prerm/postrm scripts can be used,
 Matt> unless they are run from a binary package.  It may mean that
 Matt> there are no maintainer scripts at all.  I don't find that to
 Matt> be a very good tradeoff, personally.

The ipkg format supports preinst/postinst/prerm/postrm scripts - 
see http://handhelds.org/z/wiki/BuildingIpkgs

 Matt> Do you have any idea about the Root: stuff?  It seems like it
 Matt> is providing for various trees to be installed in different
 Matt> locations, which could be quite useful.

Yes, it's for installing to external storage (like a compact flash
card, a microdrive and so on)

The familiar distribution will probably change to dpkg in the long
run, but when it was started dpkg wasn't really an option.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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