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Re: Bug#557245: large packages dropped from CDs

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 17:57:00 +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:

> package: release-notes
> x-debbugs-cc: debian-cd@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> On Freitag, 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.
> >
> > For DVD and BD disks we'll accept any size (for now).
> >
> > This should also be added to the release notes, please.
> On Freitag, 20. November 2009, Frans Pop wrote:
> > Would it be possible to generate a list of excluded packages and add that
> > as a README on CD1?

I'm updating the disk numbers in the release notes from the latest
squeeze weekly build, and adding a paragraph about the excluded debs.
Comments welcome.  If there's a list of excluded packages I can add

Is there anything else from debian-cd that we should add?  (The current
version is at

diff --git a/en/whats-new.dbk b/en/whats-new.dbk
index 19b8b05..a0b8137 100644
--- a/en/whats-new.dbk
+++ b/en/whats-new.dbk
@@ -321,13 +321,12 @@ Among many others, this release also includes the following software updates:
  TODO: (JFS) List other server software? RADIUS? Streaming ?
-<!-- TODO: REVIEW for Squeeze -->
-The official &debian; distribution now ships on 4 to 5 binary
+The official &debian; distribution now ships on 7 to 8 binary
 <acronym>DVD</acronym>s <indexterm><primary>DVD</primary></indexterm>
-or 28 to 32 binary <acronym>CD</acronym>s
+or 46 to 54 binary <acronym>CD</acronym>s
 <indexterm><primary>CD</primary></indexterm> (depending on the
-architecture) and 4 source <acronym>DVD</acronym>s or 28 source
+architecture) and 6 source <acronym>DVD</acronym>s or 33 source
 <acronym>CD</acronym>s. Additionally, there is a
 <emphasis>multi-arch</emphasis> <acronym>DVD</acronym>, with a
 subset of the release for the <literal>amd64</literal> and
@@ -338,6 +337,11 @@ the <literal>amd64</literal> and <literal>i386</literal>
 architectures, along with the source code.
+Note that some packages larger than 300,000,000 bytes (and any packages
+depending on them) are excluded from the <acronym>CD</acronym> set.  They are
+still included in the <acronym>DVD</acronym> and Blu-ray disks, though.
 Debian still supports Linux Standard Base (<acronym>LSB</acronym>) version 3.2.
 <indexterm><primary>Linux Standard Base</primary></indexterm>


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