FreeBSD 12.1 i386 CD #1 image size not compatible with intended medium standard size

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Tue Jun 16 13:22:25 UTC 2020

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:20:45 -0400 (EDT)
Daniel Feenberg <feenberg at> wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:27:28 +0200
> > Polytropon <freebsd at> 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?

	I'd expect a patch on foot of a bug saying disc1 no longer fits on
a CD would at least be considered.

> Hasn't the decision already been made that there is no problem? I am 

	That is not clear to me, the size could easily have crept over
without anyone noticing given that CDs are near obsolete.

	It may well take a bug to draw attention to it.

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