Fedora spin from RpmFusion

Lamont Peterson lamont at gurulabs.com
Sat Sep 29 01:19:33 UTC 2007

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On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 20:32:42 -0400
Jeremy Katz <katzj at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 16:09 -0600, Lamont Peterson wrote:
> > On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 13:01:32 -0400
> > Jeremy Katz <katzj at redhat.com> wrote:
> > >  Changing that probably means committing to partitioning changes
> > > sooner
> > 
> > I not sure that it would.  After all, yum can deal with swapping
> > CDs and it will ask you for whichever one it wants next, which
> > should also work for multiple-DVD installs as long as there isn't
> > an assumption of how many discs a DVD can install can be.  
> The problem is that we have to mount and look at the additional CDs to
> get their metadata and know what packages are available there.  And to
> do that, we have to transfer stage2 elsewhere.  To RAM kind of sucks
> because it increases the memory requirements by the size of stage2
> (~100M) in a case where we're going to need more memory for package
> metadata and dep solving.  Hence, the hard drive, hence partitioning
> being committed sooner.

So, even if it's another 200MB of RAM, is there anything wrong with saying, "If you want to include 'add-on' discs, you need to have X amount of RAM minimum to do the install." ??  After all, I only have 2 machines with less than a GB of RAM anymore (and I wouldn't do add-on discs with those, anyway).
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Lamont Peterson <lamont at gurulabs.com>
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