Need to trim the disc1 packages

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Nov 29 17:24:47 PST 2003


On Sat, Nov 29, 2003 at 04:03:20PM -0800, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> * Scott Long <scottl at freebsd.org> [031129 15:55] wrote:
> > All,
> > 
> > We are badly overflowing the disc1 release ISO with packages, and need
> > to trim it down.  One package that could easily get axed is the
> > linux-netscape-communicator package.  It is 17MB in size, and is of
> > questionable value since it is severely out of date.  Does anyone still
> > rely on it, or can I safely remove it?  It's only value seemed to be
> > it's ability to run old linux-specific browser plugins.  If I remove it,
> > it will still be available from the FTP site, just not on disc1.
> 
> Uh, it's really stable and useable expecially on older machines,
> it'd be nice to have it easily accessable.  That said I'm not going
> to fight for it, but perhaps you can find a bunch of less visible
> or more bloated (*cough*emacs*cough*) packages to ditch. :)

Please make concrete suggestions by looking at the
print-cdrom-packages script and the sizes of the packages on
ftp.freebsd.org.

Kris
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