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flavorizers [2010-09-16 15:04]
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flavorizers [2010-09-16 15:07] (current)
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-====== The Philosophy of the Flavorizer ====== +Moved to [[:Philosophy]].
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-SkinnyDebbie is what I am calling a "distribution flavorizer": A set of small packages that will configure a standard Linux distribution (a [[http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/ | Debian Network Install]] in this case) to match a given target "flavor", using as much as possible the packages and repositories that are already part of and maintained by that distribution. +
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-This is in contrast to a "derivative distribution": A complete Linux distribution that maintains a full set of repositories mostly mirrored from a parent distribution with some package enhancement, substitution, and additions. +
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-Why make SkinnyDebbie a "flavorizer" instead building an independent distribution? Simple: a "flavorizer" approach lets SkinnyDebbie be 98% pure Debian, and that lets users benefit directly from the security updates, miscellaneous improvements, and community support of a major distribution. +
flavorizers.txt · Last modified: 2010-09-16 15:07 by mithat