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Re: embedded debian package management

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while toolchains is a very important topic, i would like to discuss about how 
debian's package management could/can support different "scales" of packages. 
if i'm completely wrong on this list or this has already been solved or 
nobody cares, please tell me so and possibly where to find more information.

the approach to take an existing debian package and remove unneeded files (as 
done by the familiar distibution) works quite well and saves one from the 
hassle of recompiling every package, but as it seems this has been done 
manually every time for each platform (please tell me this is not true ;)). 

i am currently writing a little script that can do this automatically and 
which could serve as a common base for the information of which files can be 
removed from which packages. i can post it later if somebody is interrested.

this might be something to start with, but imho it would be much better if the 
different size-requirements would be handled at build time, and be properly 
integrated into the debian package management system. especially since some 
packages might be configured differently for smaller systems, that dont need 
every feature compiled in. this would certainly require a change (extension) 
to the debian package management and the cooperation of the maintainers of 
the packages.


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