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debian is too odd (Was: Re: debian is too big)

On Wednesday 10 March 2004 15:15, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 11:21:21PM -0600, Graham Wilson wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 12:25:13PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:44:23AM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg
> > > > That would be a godsend. It would work, too. It's happening

> > > I think it has some problems, though -- for instance, differences
> > > in versions of libc.  If we supported building packages from

> > What do you mean "building packages from source better"? What
> > improvements did you have in mind?
> It is not presently possible to do this in an automated fashion,
> largely due to circular build-depends.  For instance, X depends on
> groff to build, and groff depends on gs, which depends on X.  It's
> not possible to resolve this in an automated fashion.

The very first thing i had to do to have my first running Debian system,
was to build the complete distribution after installing dpkg.tar.gz.
The very next thing was bootstrapping by cross-building to m68k.
Facing the problems, i searched for other peoples experience.
Named it: Improving Q of debs through cross bld paradigma.
Started Debian cross building mini howto, got stuck :|
The only way to go, worth of spending work on it.
Such paradigm minimizes problematic builds.
Debian shifts _*source code*_ to focus,
gains so user visibility of the DFSG
enforces source publicly using it
not even additionally, as by-
product of The Right Thing
to do, and respectfully
(recloses: #129629).
It is really the
way to go with
many archs
and only
it we
can not
expect to
have that in a
single day and so
better start freeing
our minds for that now.

Have a nice day, martin

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