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Re: DebToo: Debian, Gentoo-style

Andrew Pimlott <andrew@pimlott.net> writes:

> On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 01:14:41PM -0700, Chris de Vidal wrote:
> > Volunteers needed!
> > http://debtoo.org
>     You get Debian's benefits, like their stellar package
>     management, with *completely* optional optimization.
> I would be interested in a source-based system that is focused on
> convenience and flexibility, not optimization.  When I can pick a
> package in aptitude and have it download and compile the source, not
> a binary package.  When source dependencies are managed as well as
> binary dependencies.  When I can make patches and have them
> automatically merged when I upgrade.
> So far, apt-src is the best thing I know about, but it's not
> intergrated into the rest of the system, which limits its
> usefulness.

Best would be if you could easily select the additional features
compiled in, like jpeg support.

You select gimp and it sees no libjpeg. It suggests libjpeg and one
has the choice. If libjpeg is then installed all packages that can use
libjpeg will also pop up and ask to be rebuild to take advantage of
it. That would be nice but a big change to debians sources.


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