FC4 slimfast slimfest

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 14:11:24 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 14:56:27 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger 
> Unless I am very much mistaken, this is possible right now. If you put all
> the Java stuff on CD 5 (for example), and do not select any of it in the
> anaconda, then anaconda will not request the fifth CD, so you do not need
> it. In a similar way, I'd put all the development stuff on a seperate CD,
> too (*-devel, gcc), so you'd be able to skip downloading that if you know
> that you'd want a non-developer desktop, anyway.

Careful, you have to consider the problems of space packing. Moving
-devel off onto its own cd and java on its own cd.. etc..etc.. might
actually end up with 6+ partially full cds. Once you start grouping
things into cds based function there's no garuntee you'll be able to
pack them as efficiently into the same number of isos.  I'm not saying
this is a bad idea... im just saying that using this approach to drill
down to an 1 cd installable desktop.. might end up costing you 7 or 8
partially full cd iso images in the end if the requirement to ship all
of Core on isos remains.

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