[Mageia-dev] Mageia 3 alpha 3 - testing boot.iso

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 13:27:11 CET 2012

On 16 November 2012 10:06, Manuel Hiebel <manuel.mageia at hiebel.eu> wrote:
>> I just tested the boot.iso network installer (using distrib-coffee), and
>> it has the same bug all boot.iso files have had at least since mdv2010.1.
>> Everything works, except the package descriptions; there isn't any.
>> When one select «individual packages» (translated) in order to choose
>> which packages to install or not, there is no description of the packages.
> Iit's more a wontfix bug: https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=549#c9
> (fixed for the isos)

Well, we could adapt it to use XML info data instead of hdlists
(much smaller) and download those metadata on demand.
We would also save space on ISOs by including xml metadata instead
of huge hdlists

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