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Re: Debian on the Sharp Zaurus/SL-5xxx

On Sun, 16 Jun 2002 16:17:35 -0400
"Matt Zimmerman" <mdz@debian.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 02:36:27PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> > On Sun, 16 Jun 2002, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > * Optionally unpack files in-place
> >   Dangerous, but would provide significant space savings for upgrades.
> >   Might it be better to remove (but not purge) and then install the
> >   new version? Doing this frequently could provoke lurking bugs in
> >   maintainer scripts.
> > 
> > Well, the amount of files extracted will be smaller, due to your first
> > request.  And I would hope that you always have some storage space
> > left over.  However, We'll take it into consideration.
> I'm thinking that it would make a big difference for certain data that
> the user really does want.  For example, a GIS data package used with a
> GPS might include several large files, and there might not be enough
> disk space to store two copies of all of them.
> I think busybox dpkg may already do something along these lines, but I
> don't know what its limitations are (Glenn?).

Im not sure what you mean by "unpack files in-place", do you mean
extracting files directly to the root filessytem rather than extracting to
a tmp directory and moving them ?


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