Other ways to cut FC4 down from 15 CDs to 14?

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Thu Feb 24 20:35:48 UTC 2005

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 08:22:50PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 21:18 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> >and you can probably double this number if some packages would cast
> >out their noarch stuff disguised as arch-dependend.
> >
> >For example almost all of tetex is noarch in essence (the whole texmf
> >tree), which already adds up to 150-200M.
> >
> >Splitting out the texmf tree is a bit painful, it requires two
> >src.rpms.
> The kernel manages to build both arch-specific and noarch rpms from the
> same source. Why couldn't tetex?

It could if called multiple times like the kernel is called. But the
kernel package and support calls on creating the noarch parts show
that this is not trivial for the users, no matter how well documented
in the release notes.

Anyway the potential is there, but OTOH that would save on the total
number of CDs (by having common CDs), not on the number of CDs
required per platform (don't know which is the harder request).
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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