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Package management on small-memory systems

This message is not strictly MIPS related, but I know there are many people
working on small-memory systems here, including at least Tomasz on WL-500gD
and Martin on the BCM947xx port. I'm playing with a WGT634U myself.

Anyway. I've been looking at dpkg memory usage and made a few patches
which seem to make a huge difference on my system (32MB memory).
Bugs 395140 and 397121 have the details. If anyone wants to try my
patches on small i386 or mipsel systems, I've also made .deb's available at

Hope this helps. Please send me feedback if you try these changes.


Michel "Walken" Lespinasse
"Bill Gates is a monocle and a Persian cat away from being the villain
in a James Bond movie." -- Dennis Miller

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