Re: CD images of Slink
On Mon, Oct 05, 1998 at 03:54:27PM +0200, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> I am wondering, if anybody tried to build a CDimage of Slink. Will main
> fit on one CDROM? For hamm this problem was addressed pretty late (main,
> contrib, non-free) and the solution was acceptable at best.
I have. Slink's main section is about 750 MB right now. boot disks
(disks-i386) are about 20 MB more. Documents, 2 MB. tools, 1 MB. 5 MB more
for indices (which I like to include on my cd's in case I screw up). 5 MB
overhead for the cd-specific things (the table, the translation table, the
other translation table, the padding, ...). You end up with 785 MB to put on
a single CD.
I was toying with this the other day; I ended up using a script to get only
packages with priority != extra, but that still won't fit on a single CD. I
nuked a few packages by hand some versions of emacs) and I got it under 630,
which is about ok for me because I like to add the lastest 2.1 kernel plus a
It seems now it's a good time to rethink what's "extra".