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Re: Essential bloat [was: Debian on CDROM]

Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> writes:

> [ObFollowup: Followup to debian-boot please.]
> Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org> writes:
> > > would be preferred.  This way I can get my standalone machine working
> > > without purchasing a million floppies.
> > 
> > This was ridiculous at 6 disks, but now?
> > 
> >  base2_2.tgz             12-Oct-1999 02:39  15.5M
> ...
> > This covers packages, but not their contents.  In order to cut down the
> > cruft in the base system, I think we need to split the base packages into
> > Essential and not-so-essential components.

Hey, 15.5 MB is pretty small. Think about the comeing demo-fs
lifefilesystem for debian (hopefully available at the end of this
week). Thats 100 MB of data and thats probably 30-40 MB packed.

Nobody in his right mind uses disks anymore. You eigther have a
network to somewehre (internet or local net) or you store the stuff on
a CD, zip or partition.

By the way, booting with the rescue and drivers and downloading the
rest via modem should be made an option for the installation.

May the SOurce be wth you.

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