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Re: PROPOSAL to sarge+1 - Split main in sub-repositories

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 04:53:16PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 20-Aug-04, 16:22 (CDT), Peter Eisentraut <peter_e@gmx.net> wrote: 
> > Daniel Ruoso wrote:
> > > split main to the sections inside it, in a way to have separated
> > > package files for each section, so I can choose which sections I
> > > don't want at all, like kde and gnome, and maybe even games, or sound
> > 
> > Also, if you run up the numbers you will see that there are almost no 
> > reasonable combinations of sections to leave out on anything but highly 
> > specialized systems that will give you a space saving of say at least 
> > 25%.
> Actually, I'd been thinking about this, and I'd guess that any machine
> that has problems with the large Packages file *probably* is not running
> X. My thought was to generate a Packages.small that removed xlibs and
> *everything* that depended on it, no matter what section. I've not run
> the numbers to see if that is a substantial reduction, though.
Its not xlibs anymore, but libx11-6.  And:

	pryzbyj@andromeda:~$ apt-cache rdepends libx11-6 |wc -l

Out of a total 15470.


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