Bug#112090: fw: Bug#112090: [PROPOSAL]: support reduced footprint debs at build time]
David Kimdon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > This "hack" will be fixed as boot-floppies is deprecated with the post
> > woody release. What's the point of putting it into policy?
> Only reason is that this is something we obviously needed to do in the
> past, so it is reasonable to expect the need in the future. Better to have
> a clean way of getting what we want.
Well, the clean way is the udebs we use in debian-installer.
> > > - remove udeb's from the archive. The debian-installer build system
> > > will instead build the packages from source.
> > Why is this such a great thing? udeb's live in their own tree.
> > Requiring all these packages to be built at debian-installer build
> > time seems to add undue headache to the the debian-boot folks and
> > porters. I like that they are available separately in built form for
> > testing and use...
> hmm, maybe it is just me then. I think the udebs are inelegant. In binary
> form they are used by very few people (true d-i at install time needs to
> download binaries, but I'd suggest they all get built when the boot disks
> are created). They can't be installed on a normal Debian system.
> I see that we have a situation where we have created some specialized
> handling of certain packages. If we can find a way to generalize that
> handling so that it will be useful to more people I'd call that a win.
> That is what I am proposing.
No, you're proposing making the debian-installer effort more
difficult, in the name of some kind of wierd abstract "elegance", the
only benefits of which are aesthetic. At least, that's as far as I
I guess I'd wanna hear Joey Hess weigh in, because I'm not involved in
the debian-installer effort.
...Adam Di Carlo..<email@example.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>