Images, apt-get clean and friends
martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Fri Aug 6 14:12:52 BST 2010
Dave Martin [2010-08-06 13:35 +0100]:
> Just to clarify my meaning--- I expected to have a tarball per
> package, not one massive tarball for the whole system... the cost of
> maintaining the latter would certainly get very unpleasant for people.
Hm, but then you wouldn't save a lot -- you'd have a small tarball
instead of a small copyright file, and the only thing you'd save
would be the directory entry.
> I can foresee problems if a post-unpack hook creates a file dpkg
> doesn't know about --- the tarball (presumably not in the package's
> file list) could silently be overwritten when installing another
Creating files dpkg doesn't know about is not a problem per se -- but
of course dpkg wouldn't know how to remove it on removal or upgrade,
so you have to cope with all of those in the hook.
Martin Pitt | http://www.piware.de
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