[Mageia-dev] Mageia 2 LiveCD contents...

Luc Menut lmenut at free.fr
Mon Apr 30 01:35:13 CEST 2012

Le 29/04/2012 20:47, Thomas Backlund a écrit :
> Hi,
> So RC (and final) are getting closer, as usual the livecds are
> problematic to get nice contents, while staying within the 700M limit
> Current RC build got me this:
> 668M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-GNOME-Africa-India-i586-CD.iso
> 693M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-GNOME-Africa-India-x86_64-CD.iso
> 703M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-GNOME-Asia-Noindia-i586-CD.iso
> 728M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-GNOME-Asia-Noindia-x86_64-CD.iso
> 684M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-GNOME-Europe1-Americas-i586-CD.iso
> 709M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-GNOME-Europe1-Americas-x86_64-CD.iso
> 697M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-GNOME-Europe2-i586-CD.iso
> 722M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-GNOME-Europe2-x86_64-CD.iso
> 662M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-KDE4-Africa-India-i586-CD.iso
> 686M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-KDE4-Africa-India-x86_64-CD.iso
> 710M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-KDE4-Asia-Noindia-i586-CD.iso
> 734M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-KDE4-Asia-Noindia-x86_64-CD.iso
> 690M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-KDE4-Europe1-Americas-i586-CD.iso
> 714M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-KDE4-Europe1-Americas-x86_64-CD.iso
> 720M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-KDE4-Europe2-i586-CD.iso
> 744M	Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-KDE4-Europe2-x86_64-CD.iso
> So atleast every cd with size>  700M need to loose some stuff...
> So please help out with suggestions...

I have a quick look at 
Mageia-2-rc-LiveCD-KDE4-Europe1-Americas-x86_64-CD.iso, and I compared 
its content with the DVD x86_64 content.
This liveCD contains some packages that are even not in the DVD iso!!, e.g.

These plasma-applet packages are only suggested (by kdebase4-workspace), 
but they are never required (and not in rpmsrate-raw).
urpmq --whatrequires plasma-applet-system-monitor-cpu

Does the liveCD are built using suggests?

As the DVD isos don't include suggests, it would be consistent to build 
liveCD without using suggests. It is weird to have more stuff on the 
liveCD than on the DVD!!


Luc Menut

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