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

Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 02:39:46PM +0200 wrote:
> 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

FWIW that is one thing that e2fsprogs-bf does.

> >   - 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.

I wish a non-invasive approach would solve the problem. However I don't
think we will arrive at the space savings we are looking for. 


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