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Re: Multi-arch netinst getting too big

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 08:52:25AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
>On Tue, 2010-07-27 at 11:12 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> 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. :-(
>I just checked debian-testing-amd64-i386-powerpc-netinst.iso vs
>firmware-testing-amd64-i386-powerpc-netinst.iso from
>and they have all the same files on them modulo the additional firmware
>-- did you already fix the problem? or has time been the best cure?

The squeeze image fits for now, but the sid image is the one that

>The firmware image is only 5M larger than the non-firmware one so if
>firmware one breaks the regular one must be pretty close to the
>precipice too.

Absolutely, yes.

>> 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...
>Google shopping finds them if you explicitly ask for 74mins but if you
>are just looking for CD-R then it's 80mins across the board.
>The firmware image is currently 648M so it's pretty close to the limit.

The sid equivalent would be ~650.5 MB. I can raise the maximum size of
the image, but I'm reluctant to do that unless there's no other option.

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