[arch-dev-public] Additional Package ISOs [was Xorg in extra]

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Thu Sep 20 17:48:58 EDT 2007

On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 04:12:46PM -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On 9/20/07, JJDaNiMoTh <jjdanimoth at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I know that this isn't the right place, but I try.
> > What about people without a DSL connection?
> > They can download core isos ( that are more frequently released ) from university or
> > at work, it's right.. but how they can download all the packages in /extra?
> > Have we a plain for these situation (like a iso with-all, using a dvd)?
> >
> > Excuse me if this was recently discussed. Links are appreciated :D
> This was discussed, but it wasn't covered in a public manner all that well.
> The rough plan, at this point, would be to create *additional* ISOs
> with sets of packages. This was suggested around the proverbial water
> cooler, but was never really laid out all that well.
> Here's what I see, and I will bring this up with the rest of the
> developers, to see what they think, but I do agree it is something we
> didn't fully address before doing this.
> I personally feel we could make one or two addon disks which JUST have
> packages for people to download. Or, alternatively, throw some scripts
> out there so people can make a package iso simply... or hell, even
> both.
> What do the rest of the devs think?

I think having some common ISOs would be good, but we'd probably need
scripts to generate them anyway.  Those scripts would have to be able to
figure out what licensed packages are non-distributable before creating the
ISO though...

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