Re: Essential bloat [was: Debian on CDROM]
> Don't mess with essential unless things settle down a bit.
> Sure, but then you have partial base packages installed, which is
> kinda evil if you ask me.
> Boot-floppies is based on the theory that base is more-or-less
> composed of the package in the 'base' section, and that they are
> more-or-less the same packges you'd get if you installed them
> normally. This means that we'll never compete with Tom's Boot Disk
> and suchlike, but then, we all have better stuff to do anyway.
Right, which is why extraneous bittage should be removed at the
base packages themselves and not at the boot-floppies stage.
Making 9 floppies is a hassle.