Subject: NetBSD-1.3 =~ 701MB, > 1 74min CD. (was Re: Installation from CD-ROM.)
To: Phil Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Darren Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 02/20/1998 00:16:01
In some mail I received from Phil Nelson, sie wrote
> >Maybe the anticipation was that someone producing a CD distribution
> >would make sysinst use something sensible for their production.
> I have already made a CD of the ftp site ... 630 Mb
Hmmm. I've got a tape of the local NetBSD ~ftp area...
the NetBSD-1.3 tree weighs in at 735822172 bytes (using "tar tvf",
greping for 1.3 and excluding alpha with an awk one liner).
The individual ports (grep 1.3/<port> | awk):
source 151970526 (includes sets/Split and sets/*.tgz)
well, that's too much for a 74 minute CD-ROM (carries 650MB).
My guess is that the size of NetBSD-1.3/source is twice what it needs
to be, or even most of the distrubtion is due to duplication of .tgz's
and sets/Split files.