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Re: Multi-arch netinst getting too big

On Tue, 2010-06-15 at 14:30 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> For the last few builds, the i386/amd64/powerpc sid netinst image has
> become too big to fit on one CD any more. The following packages are
> falling off onto a second disk now:
> i386:main:linux-image-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem:27213342
> i386:main:linux-image-2.6-686-bigmem:3036
> i386:main:linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem:516338
> i386:main:linux-headers-2.6-686-bigmem:2930

The linux-image ones were added to support installation into a Xen PV
domain and were added to this image precisely because it was one of the
few images which was considered to have room -- it would be a shame to
have to drop them.

> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/sid_d-i/20100615-5/multi-arch/list-cd/debian-testing-amd64-i386-powerpc-netinst.list.gz
> in case anybody wants to take a look and suggest things...

I'm afraid I don't have any good ideas. Is this particular image
supposed to contain a complete base system or just enough to fetch the
remainder of the base system from the net?


Ian Campbell
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