On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 03:53:13PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote: >About 1/5th of the sarge businesscard image, and a fair bit of the >netinst iso are taken up by the Contents-i386.gz files. I propose that >these be dropped from these smaller images. As I understand it, the >reason to include the Contents files is so users with a full CD set, who >are on limited bandwidth or offline will have access to it. This is a >good thing, and it's small compared to a full CD set. But with the >small network install images, it is both relatively quite large, and not >very useful, since the user will have a network connection, and will >only use their CD for the intitial install. That makes obvious sense, yes. >I've also thought that it might be worthwhile to remove the >debian-keyring.tar.gz file (also 7 mb) from these images. However, I do >not really know how that file is intended to be used. I'm not sure myself. Maybe things like debsig-verify will use the keyring files in there to validate the signatures of the packages. Even so, on a small image I'd agree that's a lot of space to be taking up. -- Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
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