Bug#448018: tzdata: please consider splitting the package by timezone for embedded users
On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 12:43:56PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> It would be very useful for Emdebian if tzdata could be split into
> separate packages for each $TIMEZONE value in debian/rules. Users could
> then install just the packages needed for their embedded device without
> wasting precious flash space.
If this is a good idea, I think we'd be better off combining some of
the unimportant ones (like solar87, solar88, solar89) into
Alternately, what about something along the lines of the locales
packages: one package with source (that compiles timezones "on-demand),
and another with everything precompiled. This would also help out the
packages which stubbornly insist on building against their own copies of
the Olson database.
I see benefits and ugliness in both options, and the potential to make
the debconf questions even more complicated.