Installation image size for CD exceeds media size

Kurt Hackenberg kh at
Sat Nov 30 21:07:40 UTC 2019

On 2019-11-30 14:08, Polytropon wrote:

> FreeBSD-9.3-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso	 608919552
> FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso	 615966720
> FreeBSD-10.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso	 645224448
> FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso	 647389184
> FreeBSD-10.4-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso	 569620480
> FreeBSD-11.0-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso	 601817088
> FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso	 618297344
> FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso	 618297344
> FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso	 758073344
> FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso    763678720

I guess this was accidental. I bet nobody noticed that this eventually 
exceeded the size of a CD, or people forgot that "disc" meant CD.

I agree that the "disc" images should fit on CDs, and the "dvd" images 
should fit on DVDs. Probably "disc" should be renamed "cd". Maybe it's 
time to rethink that whole set of images for optical disks and flash 
memory devices, decide how many and which ones are worth maintaining. In 
everybody's copious free time.

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