Size of official media handouts (was Re: Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo)

Adam Jackson ajax at
Mon May 14 18:50:12 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-05-14 at 13:48 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:

> I'm still a bit baffled that a 3.5 MB increase on a 700MB live image
> is considered a complete showstopper. That's one git package, for example;
> I would hope that creative dependency trimming can find that space.
> (Or reorganization of boot images, for example.)

There's a modest amount of low-hanging fruit if people really cared
about image size.  For example, here's a way to shrink the
(uncompressed) live filesystem by 30M:

I do find the concern for difficult install scenarios to be noble, but I
would tend to class that as a different problem from producing a useful
live image that also happens to be installable.  But clearly the
objection here is about "doing more work" more than "changing the image

- ajax
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