FreeBSD 7.1 Content
vince at unsane.co.uk
Thu Sep 4 10:16:17 UTC 2008
Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On 2008-Sep-03 15:53:30 -0600, Dan Allen <danallen46 at airwired.net> wrote:
>> I see. I was thinking of FreeBSD 7.0 whose disc1 is 509 MB in size,
>> leaving almost 200 MB free for a standard 700 MB CD.
> I missed that the disc layous have been rearranged and disc1 is now
> somewhat emptier than when I last looked. However, you've missed a
> few points as well:
> 1) Currently, the contents of each disk is the same on each architecture.
> Changing this is possible but would be very confusing to users.
> sparc64 appears to be the largest and disk1 is over 600MB.
> 2) Traditionally, the ISO images have been sized to fit on 650MB CD-RWs.
> Maybe this should be revisited but during a release freeze is not
> the right time for that.
> 3) It's desirable to leave some slack so that a slight size increase in
> the final builds doesn't necessitate re-working the CD layouts.
>> Ubuntu 8.04 has room for [the kitchen sink]
> For most architectures, disc1 includes a live filesystem. This is
> very useful for recovery purposes. Since FreeBSD does not include
> cloop or similar compressed FS support, this takes a fair amount of
> space. And you've already pointed out that disc1 includes sources
> (which you want to keep).
Actually FreeBSD does support a compressed (read only) filesystem,
geom_uzip(4) This is used by freesbie if I remember rightly.
However it does mean you cannot just mount and browse the install cd
with the generic kernel, and I'd guess it bumps up the base system
>> Here is a quick list (not exhaustive or definitive) of the libraries
>> that Firefox 3.0 requires, and their sizes in bytes:
> Note that you need to include the space needed by the packages for all
> the FF3 dependencies, not just the shared libraries.
>> These total 27696575 bytes or 26.4 MB.
> Including the full list of runtime dependencies, FF3 needs 120 packages,
> totalling 89MB (already bzip'd) on i386.
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