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

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Thu May 5 20:16:08 EDT 2011

On 05/06/2011 02:12 AM, Thomas Dziedzic wrote:
> 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
I agree completely. CD is fairly ancient and even DVD is rather old. We 
are Arch for we are progressive. Let's deprecate the CD space limit.

-- Sven-Hendrik

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