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Re: half the size, ... but this is true for almost all binary packages

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 4:26 PM, Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 01:14:28PM +0100, Joshuah Hurst wrote:
> ...
>> - Despite being much more powerful, the binary package should be half
>> the size of the current 'unstable' Debian package size
> Yes.  But this phenomenon is true for almost all binary packages.

In this case its the result of better engineering. Olga Kryzhanovska
cloned the Opensolaris ksh93 package design which resulted in lots of
fixes in ksh93, made previously lost (well, lost on Linux, other
platforms didn't never had that problem) POSIX builtins available and
yet managed top cut down the size of the unpacked package contents by


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