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Re: Size matters. Debian binary package stats

On Sun, 25 Dec 2005, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

> > 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.

No, the packages themselves would include such logic in their debian/rules.
There's no way we'd want to keep buildds in sync with what the set of core
packages is.

And, besides, libc6.deb is core, but is libc6-dev?  Or it's documentation?

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