Recoding the configuration for live-build images

Jan Nieuwenhuizen janneke at
Mon Sep 6 10:41:49 UTC 2021

Holger Levsen writes:

Hi Holger,

> On Sat, Sep 04, 2021 at 09:18:16AM +0200, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>> [...]  It would be amazing to get
>> a GNU Mes based reduced binary seed bootstrap into Debian. 
> what does or would that mean? Debian is a binary distribution and sadly
> Debian is only bootstrapped once per port. (Not trying to discourage you,
> just stating how things were the last 25y and wondering how/what you'd like
> to change.)

I'm thinking about the binary seed that's used to produce a new release,
as far as I understand it, Debian's binary seed is "build-essential".

I imagine that for a new Debian binary release, e.g., Bullseye, first
all Bulleye's build-essential packages are built using binaries from

The idea would be to reduce the binary seed needed to build
"build-essential".  Does that make sense?


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