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Re: Are we monitoring disk space per package over time anywhere?

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 4:34 PM, Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 03 Sep 2011 11:48:28 +0200
> Steffen Möller <steffen_moeller@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> with more people using Debian on phones and SSDs, the size
>> of packages keeps being an issue.
> It's more than the packages themselves. It also includes the Packages
> file and there's a clear need to encourage maintainers to use more
> package splits.
> Emdebian has smaller packages and keeps the Packages file smaller by
> only providing a subset of all packages in Debian.
> There is a possible issue where Debian might consider splitting main
> by functionality as well as by freedom but Emdebian has tried that with
> our Component support and it proved too difficult to manage in the long
> term.
> Other issues include:
> 0: single binaries which need upstream support to split up

0.1 single binary need to dlopen their dependencies (for instance imagemagick/X)


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