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Re: Multi-arch netinst getting too big

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 03:06:14PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
>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.

Hmmm, OK.

>> 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?

The netinsts are meant to have the base system, yes. I can't see
anything obvious myself that we can drop. Maybe time to give up on
powerpc on that image, like we've done on the m-a DVD. Shame, but
there's only so much stuff we can accommodate here. Anybody else have
an opinion here? Frans/Joey?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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