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Re: Multi-arch netinst getting too big

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 03:45:31PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> writes:
>> The netinsts are meant to have the base system, yes. I can't see
>> anything obvious myself that we can drop. Maybe time to give up on
>> powerpc on that image, like we've done on the m-a DVD. Shame, but
>> there's only so much stuff we can accommodate here. Anybody else have
>> an opinion here? Frans/Joey?
>Just a crcy idea: Could the plain i386 kernel be droped instead? That
>would loose support for i486 and i586 cpus on the m-a CD. But is that
>needed there?

That's an option, yes. We could strip out the kernels for < 686
systems here, but I'd like to keep them on if at all possible to make
this image as universally useful as possible. I'd be more convinced to
simply drop powerpc instead, like we already did for the multi-arch

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that
 English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on
 occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them
 unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."  -- James D. Nicoll

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