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Re: install/56303: On a fresh installation, /tmp on sparc64 is not sticky
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From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/56303: On a fresh installation, /tmp on sparc64 is not sticky
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:51:08 +0700
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:55:03 +0000 (UTC)
From: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
| We can not do that, the ISO just does not fit on a real CD with gzip
| and many sparc64 machines did come with CD drives instead of DVD.
It might be time to switch to a multi-cd distribution - it will eventually
be needed anyway, we cannot keep relying on better and better compression
algorithms just happening to be available when we need them, and like it or
not, the system just keeps getting bigger.
I'd expect all would be fine if the base system (everything required to
boot & install, and the required sets) were on one CD, and all the "can
run, kind of, without this" sets (X, comp, doc, text ...) were on another
(or even another two or more as needed).
sysinst could either request mounting of a second cd when needed, or if the
first is being used as root, so cannot be removed, just tell people what to
do to extract any of the remaining sets that they want, after the system is
running - sysinst could even leave a script in /root to do that.
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