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Re: install/55751: alpha should use gz install sets rather than xz

The following reply was made to PR install/55751; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
To: Izumi Tsutsui <>
Subject: Re: install/55751: alpha should use gz install sets rather than xz
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 07:42:47 +0100

 On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 06:40:45AM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
 > >  It is effectively only needed to cut
 > >  down ISO sizes for amd64 and sparc64 below CD size
 > I guess the size issue was caused by 32-bit compat binaries
 > (especially 32 bit debug sets), not just 64 bit binary sizes.
 Yes, mostly 32bit compat sets, but we do not put debug sets on install
 ISOs anyway (which is a shame).
 > Note there are several ports that have >800MB isos:
 > NetBSD-9.1-evbarm-earm.iso      1.9G	 
 I am not sure how usefull that evbarm ISO is (and for what machine it
 would be used).
 > Maybe
 > - evbarm has too many kernels
 Definitively, but it got better in -current.
 > - sun2 has no shlib support (but no sysinst anyway)
 sysinst is not the problem, getting actualy usefull boot media for whatever
 kind of install is the issue.
 Sun 2 install instructions do not even mention the ISO (and I can not remember
 using it when I did an installation in TME).
 This all came up with a bug report for sparc64 (where many machines
 shipped with SCSI CD rom drives, so no DVD would be usefull for

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