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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later?
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 17:22:58 -0400
On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 16:51 -0400, Michael Crute wrote:
> Yeah... good point... downloading 6GB of isos is for Fedora weenies.
> Guess I have kinda grown to taking that small minimal cd download size
> for granted. My next question would be then, why change anything on
> the minimal cd? Why mess with perfection; or are we going for the
> smallest iso of any distro out there? ;-)

Well, I plan on making a few changes on it.  For one, I'm switching it
to being built with uclibc.  It won't mean any real changes to
functionality, just the CD will be smaller.  There's a couple drivers
that we've been adding that are really messed up and require a ton of
work to get going.  Those I will be removing.  About the only thing
"non-essential" that I'm leaving on the CD is screen.

I'm shooting to have the CD down to <32MB, but if I can't reach that
goal, then I won't remove anything that isn't broken.  Basically, if I
can get it to 32MB removing only problematic stuff, then I'll do it.
Otherwise, it'll just be a uclibc version of what we have now.

-- 
Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering - Strategic Lead
x86 Architecture Team
Games - Developer
Gentoo Linux
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