The biggest remaining issue in making Embedded Debian is how to store and control package metadata which describes how to reduce package size, increase granularity, reduce the size of the essential package set, etc.

This page tries to document the issues and the pros and cons of the current active proposals.

$DEBIAN_DIR <explanation/example> - used by STAG and STAGE

udebs <explanation/example> - used by Debian-installer

Just change /debian files