How can deb packages be so small?
Hi, I'm going to try installing Debian from a Knoppix CD any day now. I've been looking at the Debian package tree, and was pleasantly surprised by the incredibly small size of the packages. For example, Wine debs are <1 MB, whereas a Wine RPM is >6 MB. Blender debs are ~2 MB, and RPMs are normally 10 MB. Am I not understanding something? Will I need to download a million other dependancies (even if automated by apt) in order to get the packages to work? I have extremely slow dialup, so small packages are a thing of beauty in my mind. Thanks for the help!