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

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Sat Nov 17 00:19:31 CET 2012

On 16 November 2012 13:27, Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com> 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

Which is now done in Cauldron.
Tested on both local & http install.

Thomas, Anne: please drop hdlists from next ISOs and include
instead (1.4Mb vs 127Mb on core/release...)

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