Lenny RC1, size issues, and the Lenny release
am a bit in a hurry, so sorry for beeing short. have three things to say...
1. I've build new images.. Lenny Live RC1, available at:
2. The size issues are not fixed in a good way (need to have a really
good look at all these things after lenny), but they are
Differencies between beta1 and beta2 was, that i've used
--tasksel tasksel rather than --tasksel aptitude. Reverting this,
has brought the images back to a their previous size.
Differencies between beta2 and rc1 are:
- laptop task is not pulled in by default anymore
- instead of installing both 486 and 686 kernel flavours on
gnome-desktop and kde-desktop images, i've only included 486
(saves about 25mb)
i consider these two things the less evil than excluding
openoffice.org. opinions welcome.
Differencies between rc1 and rc2:
- by mistake, win32-loader was always included in rc1 images,
eventhough that no d-i is on the images (fixed in l-h already).
however, the syslinux menu is not yet on board. so those two things
will equalize each other sizewise.
- the amd64 gnome-desktop image is still about 10mb too big, the only
sane way i can think of, rather than excluding even more packages,
is to just not include /var/lib/apt/lists anymore. this saves
just about 10mb and should make the amd64 gnome-desktop image fit.
will test-build this later in the afternoon.
3. In order to get the lenny release done, i'm waiting until the
dedication stuff is ready, so that i can include this as well.
Then I'll building new set of images with syslinux menu on thursday
evening. uploading live-helper the last time before lenny release,
that version will still make it to lenny.
in addition to the cd images, there will be one 'new' dvd image that
contains *all* the other flavours (standard,rescue,*-desktop) and
where one can select at boot time in the syslinux menu which system
to boot. this image will also contain debian-installer netinst. if
there is space enough on it, i will also include the source tarball
for the live systems, so that this would be an ideal 'give away' dvd
for e.g. exhibitions (it's not perfect, for that it would need to be
multi-arch, but there was no time left to achieve that as well).
lenny release images will be build on between next saturday evening
and sunday morning.
hope i didn't forget anything.
Address: Daniel Baumann, Burgunderstrasse 3, CH-4562 Biberist