Subject: Re: one stop towards install CDs
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-install
Date: 02/11/2006 00:42:32
On Sat, 11 Feb 2006, Martin Husemann wrote:
>> I think it's easiest to kill the etc iso-image target,
> No, that is a very handy and simple target to create single arch
> CDs easily. It definitively should not go away.

It's a quick hack that was added because we didn't have a better way.
Now we have, and we should look into a decent solution, instead
of insisting on multiple (redundant!) versions.
We don't have the manpower to maintain this.

The easier we can keep things, the better.

>> I propose building an iso (or several ones) as part of ' release'
>> from src/distrib as the primary way.
> I would use the etc iso-image target for that ( already has support
> for that).

Well, so what ISO does that build - one with a generic kernel, 
generic-laptop, generic-small, -tiny, ...?

I'm not convinced this is the way to go.

> The creation of CDs from src/distrib/cdrom requires a complex config
> file. It is great for it's primary purpose, but way overcomplex for
> one shot single arch builds.

What is the primary purpose?
(If you say "make a release" now, I'm gonna ask you what the 
iso-image thing is for, then)

  - Hubert