[arch-releng] Package wishes

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 12:13:27 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 23.08.2011 16:15, schrieb Alexander Rødseth:
>> iotop
> Sadly, as mentioned below, python adds >100MB to the environment
> (uncompressed), which we cannot afford. The current core-dual image is
> 673MB, and we'd like to keep that below 700MB for compatibility with CDs.
> Although, we could make the point that
> 1) You can burn the image onto a DVD, which is not much more expensive
> than a CD nowadays.
> 2) Most people will put it on USB anyway.
> So the 700MB limit could possibly be dropped - what is everyone's
> opinion on that?

The only problem with images >700 MB is that while DVDs are about the
same price as CDs, not every computer has a DVD-burner and many can't
even read DVDs because they have a CD-only drive (e.g. many 5yo
I think a 2 GB limit for dual-arch or some kind of a "full" (as
opposed to base and netinstall) image is sensible.

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