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Re: [PATCH] better handling of non-free CDs

On 6 Jun 2000, Philip Hands wrote:

> I think it would be better to have at least ssh & gnupg on CD#1
> (non-US) since they are the main non-US packages that will be
> installed by people, so you could still get away with a single CD
> install.
> That being the case, I'd go for your initial suggestion, rather than
> this one, because this new approach means that non-US sets will always
> require 3 CDs.
> How large is the non-US chunk anyway?  What gets shifted of CD#1 by
> the inclusion of the non-US chunk?

I have a disc tree which answers this question.
main 		362140 KB
contrib  	  3749 KB
Non-free  	 61806 KB
non-US    	  6091 KB
Total		433786 KB

This total does not take into account disks-i386, documentation etc etc.
Task-[language], six in all, are excluded.  The parallel computing tasks
are also ommitted, but they don't seem to work anyway.  On the other hand,
I have forced the inclusion of quite a number of packages onto the first

Popularity-contest supplies 50 - 100 MB for the first CD.

Hope this helps.


Philip Charles; 39a Paterson St., Abbotsford, New Zealand; +64 3 4882818
Mobile 025 267 9420.  I sell GNU/Linux CDs.   See http://www.copyleft.co.nz

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