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Re: Embedded Debian and udebs

ok, so as I understand as far as dpkg is concerned, udebs and debs are
exactly the same.  However udebs and debs are designed for different

For an embedded product that is not designed to be compatible with any
debian archives, calling packages udebs would be preferable?  Please,
someone correct me if I'm wrong.  What I would like to do is create a
list of packages to be installed, then have an image created that would
contain a filesystem with selected packages on it, so that it can be
easily copied onto flash or whatever other medium is being used.


On Wed, 2003-08-13 at 17:42, Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Wed Aug 13, 2003 at 04:13:47PM -0700, David Meggy wrote:
> > Hi, I was trying to find some information on embedded debian projects,
> > and I was wondering if anyone could give me any information.
> > 
> > I'm also quite curious about these udebs.  I've seen them mentioned a
> > couple of times, but I can't find any references to them on the debian
> > website.
> A .udeb is a .deb intended for use in the debian installer 
> and therefore need not follow debian policy.  i.e. no docs,
> stripped, tailor built to be small and serve exactly one
> purpose: to be used in the debian installer.
>  -Erik
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