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Re: nexuiz-data does not fit on a single CD

On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 14:00 +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
>   the Debian CD team (in the person of Steve McIntyre) has noted the
> enormous size of nexuiz-data, which means the package won't fit on a
> single CD. I'm setting severity serious because this de facto means the
> package cannot be distributed to our CD users. I agree that the severity
> can be controversial since we have other ways of distributing packages;
> feel free to downgrade, better if after discussion with the release team
> (even better by reducing the size ;-))

This is silly. I haven't seen bug reports about packages not fitting in
diskettes, and it would not make any sense if they were filed! =).

The world moved on, CDs are getting too small. It's a technical
limitation which can be overcome by using the network, or bigger media,
such as DVDs. While I think blacklisting the package for CDs is a
pragmatical decision, making the package smaller should be just
desirable, not a (specially RC!) bug.

See you,

Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org>

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