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Re: Science live DVD

Chris Walker <chrisw@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> Note Debian-science and debian-live CCed on this. 
> Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> writes:
> > Chris Walker wrote:
> > > Is it really as simple as adding the science metapackages[1]
> > > to /usr/share/live-helper/lists? 
> > 
> > yes; and preferably you would send a file (like
> > /usr/share/live-helper/lists/debian-science) that contains all the stuff
> > you guys consider to be 'debian-science' so that we include it directly
> > in live-helper. this way, you will be able to do
> > 
> >   lh_config -p debian-science [...] && lh_build
> > 
> > in future.
> That's great. 
> The whole of debian-science will be quite large (Quite how large I'm
> not sure, but installing the packages I don't have on my system would
> take 2.7 Gig.) I propose therefore to add science-astronomy,
> science-biology, science-physics etc containing their respective
> packages.
> I could then add a science-all package depending on them all. If it
> won't fit on one DVD, then it is perhaps worth splitting it - perhaps
> into a physical/biological set.  

I've created a DVD image containing all the science metapackage
packages along with gnome:

chrisw@Daedalus:~/live$ ls -l binary.iso 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2131531776 2008-12-04 01:50 binary.iso

Just over 2 Gigabytes[1] - so for a DVD image, it isn't necessary to
split it.

> Does this make sense?
> Chris
> PS Some of the science tasks contain packages in contrib and non-free
> (as suggests) which would probably need to be excluded if an official
> iso was produced.
lh_build looks like it has excluded packages from contrib and non-free -
which is probably the right thing to do.

[1] The live image is on a compressed filesystem which. 

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