Re: Debian on the Sharp Zaurus/SL-5xxx
>>>>> "Matt" == Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.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 -
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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