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Re: About 1st debian CD

On May 03, Mantas K. wrote:
> I think 1st debian CD is very important for all users, especially for 
> beginners and should not contain duplicates like now:
> See for example /pool/main/k - there are about 130MB of various 
> kernel-images:
> /kernel-image-2.2.20-i386 
> 	- ~9MB
> /kernel-image-2.2.20-reiserfs-i386 
> - ~2MB
> /kernel-image-2.2.20-udma100-ext3-i386	- ~5MB
> /kernel-image-2.4.16-i386 
> 	- ~58MB !!!
> /kernel-image-2.4.18-i386		- ~52MB
> /kernel-image-2.4.18-i386bf		- ~6MB
> Who needs 130MB of various kernel-images in 1st CD ???
> I understand - kernel 2.2.20 and 2.2.18 are really usefull, but what about 
> 2.4.16 ? How many users will use kernel-image-2.4.16-i386 when there are 
> newer version - kernel-image-2.4.18-i386 ?
> We shoult remove ar least kernel-image-2.4.16-i386, then x-window-system
> (xserver-xfree86, xserver-common, xfonts-base, xfonts-100dpi, xfonts-75dpi) 
> will fit in 1st CD without problems.
> In previous prelelease (debian-30pre1-i386-binary-1_NONUS.iso) almost all 
> x-window-system packages were in the 1st CD, why in pre2 most X packages 
> are moved in second CD ?

1. What CD images are you referring to?  The ones on ftp.fsn.hu are
unofficial, as are any other CD images floating around on the net.

2. (To whomever is responsible for these images:) You probably should
update your copy of debian-cd from CVS and remove "base-woody" from
the task file you are using.  This will eliminate a lot of stuff
that's allegedly "base" but unimportant.  Pick a 2.2 and a 2.4 kernel
image and put them in your task file.

Woody CD 1 should be fairly complete with minimal hassle, at least for
all ISO-8859-* languages.  (The cjk tasks bring in a lot of extra
stuff, so it might be worthwhile to have a separate Woody CJK cd that
has cjk tasks on it.)

Hope this helps some.

Chris Lawrence <cnlawren@olemiss.edu> - http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/

Instructor and Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, Univ. of Mississippi
208 Deupree Hall - 662-915-5765

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