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Bug#420078: Boot Floppy Image is not existent -- its build has failed



reassign 420078 debian-installer
retitle 420078 i386 root floppy too large
thanks

I've done some investigation and here are the relevant differences between 
an Etch and a daily build for the root floppy.

Obviously the initrd has grown too large.
-1423489        ./initrd.gz
+1474718        ./initrd.gz

The most important changes in the tree are:
-4120   ./tree/bin/log-output
+4312   ./tree/bin/log-output
-88164  ./tree/lib/ld-linux.so.2
+117416 ./tree/lib/ld-linux.so.2
-681848 ./tree/lib/libc.so.6
+768304 ./tree/lib/libc.so.6
-47796  ./tree/lib/libresolv.so.2
+51860  ./tree/lib/libresolv.so.2
-62376  ./tree/usr/bin/lspci
+64552  ./tree/usr/bin/lspci
-10128  ./tree/usr/bin/main-menu
+11060  ./tree/usr/bin/main-menu

This looks very nice, but should make no difference for the initrd:
-240577 ./tree/usr/share/misc/pci.ids
+77746  ./tree/usr/share/misc/pci.ids.gz

So, the main culprits are:
- an 80k increase in libc
- an 30k increase in ld-linux
- a   4k increase in libresolv
- a   2k increase in lspci (probably because of added gzip support)
- a   2k increase in log-output
- a   1k increase in main-menu

Excluding pciutils-udeb from the root floppy would solve the problem (gets 
the initrd size down to 1365202). Not sure if that's really the best 
option though.
I tried removing usb-discover, but that did not make much of a difference.

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