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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 <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
To: Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost>
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).
> - 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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