Saving space on the DVD

Andrew Haley aph at
Thu Apr 16 10:30:20 UTC 2009

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 04/16/2009 03:05 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> Jesse Keating wrote:
>>> We've grown to the point of overflowing the DVD.  In order to save space
>>> I've done a lot of testing and comparison.  The current strategy I see
>>> for getting DVDs back in size is to drop a few things.
>>> @java-development
>>> java-1.5.0-gcj-devel
>>> gnome-games
>>> kdegames
>>> With these removals we are much better on size.  These are late changes,
>>> and I haven't gone too deep into examining which packages themselves
>>> grew in size, this was just the quickest way to recover the space.  I
>>> wanted to post this here for discussion and maybe alternatives.
>> I'm not quite sure how all this works.  Would developers still be able
>> to install these with yum?
> Yes. The discussion is only about what won't be included in the DVD
> image. The repository will continue to have all the packages and users
> will be able to use yum or PackageKit to install them.

Well, I can't see that's going to be a problem at all.  It's a little
unfortunate I suppose, but in practice developers always need the latest
updates from yum anyway.


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