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

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Thu May 5 20:12:38 EDT 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 6:42 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu 05 May 2011 17:50 +0200, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
>> 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?]
> Perhaps it's time to deprecate the CD-R space requirement?

That sounds reasonable to me, I've been putting net installs on dvds
for a while now :P
If you want both core arch install cds, you could just burn 2 cds instead of 1.
Less convenient but shouldn't affect a lot, if any users.

Just my 2 cents.

-Thomas Dziedzic

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