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

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Thu May 5 20:38:14 EDT 2011

On 05/05/2011 09:25 PM, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 06/05/11 01:50, 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?]
> You can get rid of gcc-{fortran,objc,ada,go} which are only in [core] 
> due to limitations of our repo scripts.
> Allan
$ pacman -Si gcc-ada gcc-fortran gcc-go gcc-objc | awk '/^Do/{p=p+$4}; 
END{print p,p*2}'
27745.7 55491.4

We can skip these packages in download-repo.sh.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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