Re: experimental conffile merge for dpkg
On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 03:52:13PM +0300, Jarno Elonen wrote:
> > There might be things to think about though: some packages have lots
> > of conffiles, and that could mean some extra disk space, which not
> > everyone will want to spend. Maybe make it optional.
> Bzipping could help, and maybe even tarring them all to one file. As a quick
> test, I bzip-tarred my entire /etc. The resulting file was merely 1.4MB even
> though there are about 1300 'ii' or 'rc' packages on my system.
You don't want to have to gunzip everything though just so you can
update one file...
So you have one tar.gz file per package.
Or, if that is too many files in one directory,
use the package pools naming system:
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>