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Re: Multi-arch netinst getting too big

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:49:18AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
>On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 10:43 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 07:05:47AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
>> >On Wed, 2010-07-14 at 00:32 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> >> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 09:26:38AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
>> >> >After struggling for a bit due to CONF.sh overwriting my settings (I've
>> >> >figured out about DEBIAN_CD_CONF_SOURCED now!) I managed to do a sid m-a
>> >> >netinst build without perl and deps on it and it looks as if everything
>> >> >necessary fits on CD1 now, without excluding the 486 kernel or anything
>> >> >like that.
>> >> >
>> >> >Disk usage is 643M here so pretty close to the edge still.
>> >> 
>> >> Still not seeing that here yet, but of course it'll take time for the
>> >> changes to hit testing.
>> >
>> >That's right, it's 5/10 days old at the moment, I was building a sid iso
>> >just to see if it helped.
>> And it looks like things are fixed in testing now. \o/
>Awesome, thanks for letting me know!

And now things have broken again for the image including firmware. :-(
Another option is to increase the size of the ISO a little, but we're
already very close to the limit of what will fit on a 650 MB CD.

I've suggested raising the CD size from 650 to 700 MB in the past and
people didn't like it, but that was quite a while ago. I can't find
any 650MB CD-R blanks available anywhere these days...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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