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

* Matt Zimmerman (mdz@debian.org) [020616 12:55]:
> For my test installation, /var/lib/dpkg is 2.8M of du usage.  It is
> interesting to note that the total length of all of the files is actually
> only 1M, or close to 1/3 of that size, so half the space could easily be
> recovered by a filesystem capable of storing small files more efficiently
> than ext2.  I have been planning to use jffs for other reasons, and I wonder
> if it has such a capability.  reiserfs seems to do very well with small
> files, but I imagine that jffs will be better suited for the media.

I was actually tempted (and may yet) to set up debian-arm on my
Zaurus with /var/lib/dpkg being a mount point for an NFS mount of my
system at home.  This way, I have the stuff saved, but I never need
it for day-to-day usage of my visor.

Too bad you can't write arbitrary backends for /var/lib/dpkg.....



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