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
> 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