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Re: Ridiculously large packages

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 04:18:54PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 05:01:07PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
>>On Friday 20 November 2009, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>>> For now, I've added a cutoff of 300,000,000 bytes as a maximum package
>>> size for adding to CDs. That means that the following 3 packages will
>>> be dropped from the squeeze CD builds:
>>>  306308472 pool/main/o/openarena-data/openarena-data_0.8.1-2_all.deb
>>>  534777750 pool/main/v/vtk/vtk-doc_5.2.1-11_all.deb
>>>  793400238 pool/main/n/nexuiz-data/nexuiz-data_2.5.2-1_all.deb
>>> The debian-cd code will automatically pick up on dependencies too, so
>>> any packages that *depend* on these will also be dropped.
>>Would it be possible to generate a list of excluded packages and add that 
>>as a README on CD1?
>Good idea, yes.

And I now have code to generate the following as README.excluded on
CD1: (example from currently-running squeeze i386 CD run)

For size reasons, the following packages were excluded from this disc set:


and that caused the following packages to be removed because of dependencies:


Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
You raise the blade, you make the change... You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane...

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