reducing distribution CD count

Bill Nottingham notting at
Thu Feb 24 20:06:44 UTC 2005

Gene C. (czar at said: 
> 2. Lets say something major which a lot of users will want is move out of the 
> "core core" and into a secondary "repository" which will still be fully 
> maintained by Red Hat employees.  No flaming intended, but lets say this is 
> kde and all kde associated applications.  Now that would be a big chunk but 
> it would also be something a lot of users would want.  What is the current 
> thinking about how this "secondary repository" will be available to the user?  
> Furthermore, this must be done in such a manner that it is obvious that Red 
> Hat is NOT slighting the packages involved.

I don't see the reason why something like this would need to exist.
It's almost sounds like a slight against Extras, that people wouldn't
want to use it.

What I would expect to happen is subdivsions of Extras into arbitrary
groups that could be CD-ified; I don't think this is technically
much work.

> 5.  There was some mention of RHEL having "extra" packages which are not part 
> of the RHEL on CDs.  How does RHEL handle the extra packages for stand-alone 
> systems?

They're available only in the RHN channel.


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