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

Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 01:39:50AM +0100 wrote:
> 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).

actually, this is all part of a master plan to make debian packages more
easily used on embedded systems.  d-i and b-f will benefit, but I don't see
them as the major benifit.

In any case, I tossed around other strings like 'reduced-size' or maybe
'optimize-footprint', etc.

> 'debian-installer' is a possibility, but I find it somewhat
> graceless. 
I don't want this only for debian-installer, I want this for anyone who
wants to build a system where size is important.

> 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.

Maybe it doesn't, however, it is ismilar to throwing 'debug' into


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