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Bug#112090: PROPOSAL]: support reduced footprint debs at build time

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 04:01:20PM -0700, David Kimdon wrote:
> Both systems grab source pacakages during the build, rather than
> binaries.  embedded is put into DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS, and the packages
> are compiled small, fit for boot-floppies or debian-installer.  We
> then take those generated binary packages and build our install disk.

I like the general idea of building what are currently udebs from the
same source, rather than having the binary packages kicking around,
but "embedded" is the wrong name. It's not even remotely related to
embedded systems, this is purely for debian-installer (boot-floppies
will be obsolete by the time something like this is implemented).

'debian-installer' is a possibility, but I find it somewhat
graceless. Anybody got any better ideas?

NB: I'm not sure this belongs in policy. udebs aren't in policy
either, nor do they need to be, and it doesn't apply to the majority
of packages.

  .''`.  ** Debian GNU/Linux ** | Andrew Suffield
 : :' :                         | Dept. of Computing,
 `. `'                          | Imperial College,
   `-    http://www.debian.org/ | London, UK

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