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Bug#902436: Please also ship the mini.iso files

Package: src:debian-installer-netboot-images
Severity: wishlist


The debian-installer-*-netboot-* packages currently explicitly filter
out mini.iso by way of an explicit "grep -v mini.iso", which according
to git history has always been the case.

One use case for having mini.iso files on hosts would be to have them
available on a VM host, to allow for easy installations of the VM guests
(just point to mini.iso as the file to boot from, and pronto). Having
them be installed by package by the VM host would mean they're always

I'd like to see that filtering out of mini.iso removed. Downside is that
it would approximately double the size of the packages, since the
mini.iso contains everything that's in the netboot.tar.gz, but I think
the advantage outweighs that minor downside.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unreleased'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386, m68k, arm64

Kernel: Linux 4.16.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=nl_BE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nl_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=nl_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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