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

Previously Richard Braakman wrote:
>   - Specific compiler flags (-Os?)

That one would make sense

>   - Turning off compile-time options for rarely used features

That's going to be highly controversial

>   - No documentation (not even the copyright file?)
>   - Installing most-popular subsets of installed data (example: terminfo,
>     keyboard definitions)
>   - Finer grained splitting of binary packages (this could subsume the
>     previous point)

It does, and can be implemented by a possible dpkg feature where dpkg
can optionally not install bits of a package, which looks like a much
better approach.


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