FreeBSD 12.1 i386 CD #1 image size not compatible with intended medium standard size
feenberg at nber.org
Tue Jun 16 12:20:52 UTC 2020
On Tue, 16 Jun 2020, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:27:28 +0200
> Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
>> When will FreeBSD supply a CD image file that can actually be
>> used with normal CD media again without requiring a workaround
>> and possibly breaking the result?
> Shortly after someone figures out how to and submits an acceptable
> patch - you may be the first to have been inconvenienced by this, it's been
> a long time since I used a CD.
That is rather disengenuous. Is there any chance a patch that removed some
packageswould be accepted?
Hasn't the decision already been made that there is no problem? I am
unclear on FreeBSD governance, but I don't see any mention of this as a
problem on https://wiki.freebsd.org/IdeasPage which does suggest that a
patch is not desired. Clearly the issue was known when the ISO was
prepared. There must have been arguments for why it was better to go over
the portable limit on ISO size than to drop some packages. Without knowing
what those arguments were, it would be a waste of his time for Polytopon
to pick his least favorite packages to delete. Is there a relevant mailing
list where this was discussed?
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