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Re: Size matters. Debian binary package stats

Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> writes:

> 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.

That would realy defeat the purpose of not having to modify every deb.

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

Definetly as nearly everyone has it installed and it has a strict
versioned depend (not the docs). And that one is the easiest to spot.


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