Proposal for CD count in FC4

Thomas Steenholdt tmus at
Mon Feb 21 22:30:45 UTC 2005

Jesse Keating <jkeating at> wrote: 
>Here is my proposal:
>Given that x86_64 platform will remain at 5CDs unless we do something
>drastic, and that FC5 is targeted to have the ability to install from
>other repos during anaconda install, we allow FC4 to ship with a 5CD
>count for both (all) archs.  Then we target FC5 to move some packages to
>Extras, and some packages to an online RH controlled repo much like the
>RHEL extras.  Its still RH maintained, but not shipped on the CD iso
>sets.  This would allow us to drop down to 2CDs or so in size for the
>shippable media, but still allow installing to the full package set.
>A side goal would be to ease the process to create installs sets from a
>given package list.  This would allow people that have done one install
>using various repos to create a CD set from those packages and
>Yes I know this brings up the problem that the CDs themselves do not
>represent the entire Fedora Core product, something that RH has been
>against for a long time (notice the lack of Magazine versions of Red Hat
>Linux and FC), but given the emergence of Fedora Extras, I think this
>has become less of an issue.

With an easy option to build a DVD (or even 2) with EVERYTHING from these
repositories on them, I'm all for it.

I especially like the 2 CD core distro, without-really-loosing-packages


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