[pkg-fso-maint] Emdebian Grid to come with install.sh?

David Kalnischkies kalnischkies+debian at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 09:17:23 UTC 2010

2010/8/12 Steffen Möller <steffen_moeller at gmx.de>:
> there is a subproject of Debian called "emdebian" that helps Debian for embedded devices: it reduces the size of the packages
> while leaving the build script etc mostly intact. This would help our base images a real lot in the sense that we can offer more
> thn just the very bare metal for the 512MB flash.

Beside a strip at buildtime with emdebian,
dpkg recently get new options in version 1.15.8 to strip at install time:

  * Add two new dpkg options --path-exclude and --path-include for filtering
    files on package installation. This allows embedded systems to skip
    /usr/share/doc, manpages, etc. Based on work from Tollef Fog Heen and
    Martin Pitt, thanks! Closes: #68788, #68861, #497304, #525567, #583902

The disadvantage is that you still need to download everything…

(I haven't test it by now, so take it with a pinch of salt)

Best regards,

David Kalnischkies

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