allowable size of live images
awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Apr 6 17:51:00 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-04-02 at 20:17 +0000, Andre Robatino wrote:
> According to
> the live images are only required to be less than 1 GB (SI units = 10^9 bytes).
> In RC3, the 2 KDE live images were CD-sized. In RC4,
> F13-Beta-i686-Live-KDE.iso is exactly 700 MiB = 700*1024^2 bytes. Creating a
> zero-byte file of this size with the command
> dd if=/dev/zero of=dummy-file bs=2048 count=358400
> and then running
> ls -sh dummy-file
> shows a size of 701M. Are the KDE live images still required to be CD-sized,
> and if so, does this image pass the test? Running
> ls -lh dummy-file
> instead shows a size of 700M. Should the test use -l instead of -s?
The change to 1GB size was an initiative of the desktop group and hence
only effective for the desktop spin so far. The other spins could choose
to do the same thing, but AFAIK so far they haven't, and KDE is still
targeting a CD size. I don't know the answer to your other question.
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