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Re: Size matters. Debian binary package stats

Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, 24 Dec 2005, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> It would require some buildd hacking to get it to use gzip only for
>> those few debs so more human power.
> debs are created by debian/rules.  So, only dependencies of dpkg would have to
> be modified.

I was talking about the hypothetical situation of dpkg defaulting to
!gzip compression and adding a Pre-Depends to the dpkg version
required for unpacking. The buildd would have to override that for
core packages.


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