Re: Debian on the Sharp Zaurus/SL-5xxx
On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > ncurses-base
> > ncurses-bin
> Are these just to support dselect, should dselect be essential ?
dselect/dpkg in 1.10 have been split. dpkg 1.10 predepends on dselect 1.10,
to support upgrades.
> > e2fsprogs
> not essential for people who dont have an ext2 (or 3?) filesystem
Interesting point, now that xfs/rieserfs are seeing more and more usage.
> > perl-base
> just because :)
I have plans to remove perl dependencies from dpkg(rewriting in c). Wichert
has plans to convert dpkg-dev to python(this won't affect the embedded
devices, as they aren't developement systems).
> > diff
> diff comes in handy, but why is it essential ?
Because dpkg uses it to handle conffile changes.
> > bash
> A shell is essential, but why cant ash be used instead of bash, maybe it
> should be a virtual package.
Because certain maintainer scripts use bash directly, instead of ash. I
suppose that would could disallow that for embedded devices, but it could
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