Re: How is it decided what packages go on what CD?
Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> If you can give me a file (with a package name per line) giving all the
> packages that should go in the first CD, then I'll use it to select which
> packages will be used to fill the first CD once the standard &
> task-related packages are already included.
Done. Only considering main and contrib here, although contrib packages
are suprisingly uncommon and the first one comes in at number 392. Also,
it lists all packages, mainly because I don't know how many fit on a CD.
They are listed in order though.
The output of my script looks as follows:
Num Package_Name Score Size__ Accumulated_Size
1 main/libc6 734 1338 1338
2 main/xfree86-common 666 266 1604
3 main/xlib6g 686 958 2562
This is available at:
The list of the packages at 1 per line is at:
> In order to work, I may have to disable the auto include of suggested
> packages since it is a bit expansive for its checking (for example, if
> it does find a virtual package, then all packages providing it will be
Yes, my script does this also, though only for the Depends line. It is
done this way as one of the stated goals is that the end-user should be
able to completely install Debian by putting in each CD exactly once in
order. So all possibile dependencies must be available. Anyway, I'm
curious as to how these two lists compare.