Packaging improvements

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Jan 19 20:07:25 GMT 2006

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 03:30:07PM +0100, MadMan2k wrote:
> As far as I can see you are considering some packaging system updates.
> I think it would be a good idea to collect all possible improvements to
> introduce a bunch of them at one.
> up to now I've seen the following:
> - better package compression (7zip?)

> - delta debs

This is a lot more difficult than it sounds, and isn't currently on the

> - auto dependency removement

> now I'd like to add
> - customizable meta packages

> So why not doing it right from the start and giving the user the ability 
> to create his own metapackages.

Users are free to create their own metapackages.

 - mdz

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