[arch-releng] our core-dual images are too big

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Thu May 5 18:20:53 EDT 2011

On 05/05/2011 12:59 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 05.05.2011 17:50, schrieb Dieter Plaetinck:
>> the size of core-dual iso has been over 700MB for a while.
>> the last one is 738MB.
>> See http://releng.archlinux.org/isos/2011.04.30/
>> what would be the best way to fix this? different archiso2dual
>> parameters? different compression somewhere? revised packagelist?
>> moving some packages out of core? [is anyone aware of noticeable size
>> increases of the core repo or core packages?]
I will change the default -c from gzip to xz in fews minutes.
(There is no autodetection)
> Do we have xz-compressed squashfs already?
> These images can still be written to DVD or USB, so they are not
> entirely useless.
Personally, I always use DVD-R even for smaller things in these days, 
bah! usb-keys.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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