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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 :-)


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