Re: Alternative: Source-Centric Approach [w/code]
On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:25:23AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> I'm throwing out a different idea,
> I propose that we split things along these lines: binary+source (B+S)
> archs and source-only (SO) archs.
> SO archs will be handled exactly like we do now, EXCEPT that we will
> not distribute .debs for most packages. I expect that we will
> distribute .debs for base and build-essential, mainly -- the minimum
> someone needs to install a working system and build more packages.
> * Difficulty of dealing with dependency loops
> (possible solution: include one .deb from each loop in the dist)
And for compilers written in their own language :-)