need comment on ipkg and dpkg
I am building a small distribution for my 486 laptop from my
friend. It is a IBM thinkpad with only 1 floppy drive, 2 pcmcia pc
card slots, 1 172MB harddisk and 12MB RAM. I installed dos in a 15MB
partition for possible hardware initiatization. The rest is for Linux.
I installed Debian 3.0 but it was so big that it left me no room for
other useful stuff. I planned to build my own distribution based on
uClibc and I wanted a small and simple package management system. I find
busybox provide dpkg and dpkg-deb, but somewhere in the mailing list
someone mentioned iPKG too. Can anyone tell me which one is better in
1. control program size
2. metadata size
3. simplicity of building package
4. usability/functionality and
Thank you for your comment.
Edwin ERTW Lau