Re: Science live DVD
Chris Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Note Debian-science and debian-live CCed on this.
> Daniel Baumann <email@example.com> writes:
> > Chris Walker wrote:
> > > Is it really as simple as adding the science metapackages
> > > to /usr/share/live-helper/lists?
> > yes; and preferably you would send a file (like
> > /usr/share/live-helper/lists/debian-science) that contains all the stuff
> > you guys consider to be 'debian-science' so that we include it directly
> > in live-helper. this way, you will be able to do
> > lh_config -p debian-science [...] && lh_build
> > in future.
> That's great.
> The whole of debian-science will be quite large (Quite how large I'm
> not sure, but installing the packages I don't have on my system would
> take 2.7 Gig.) I propose therefore to add science-astronomy,
> science-biology, science-physics etc containing their respective
> I could then add a science-all package depending on them all. If it
> won't fit on one DVD, then it is perhaps worth splitting it - perhaps
> into a physical/biological set.
I've created a DVD image containing all the science metapackage
packages along with gnome:
chrisw@Daedalus:~/live$ ls -l binary.iso
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2131531776 2008-12-04 01:50 binary.iso
Just over 2 Gigabytes - so for a DVD image, it isn't necessary to
> Does this make sense?
> PS Some of the science tasks contain packages in contrib and non-free
> (as suggests) which would probably need to be excluded if an official
> iso was produced.
lh_build looks like it has excluded packages from contrib and non-free -
which is probably the right thing to do.
 The live image is on a compressed filesystem which.