Opinion: More Default Packages
elaine at fwsystems.com
Mon Jan 27 08:55:13 GMT 2003
I think there's no reason not to make this possible, as long as someone
has the resources and time to set it up (and possibly support?) it.
Btw, here ( http://cache2.lunar-linux.org/1.1.2-list/index.html ) is the
list of what's *on* the ISO, it's actually a fairly complete setup, you
just can't do much more with it than build software and do essential
While I agree with the other responses that I don't want to swell the
install iso image, it wouldn't be too hard to create a second iso
with the contents of /var/cache/lunar, And such an image can be
loopback-mounted once you have a running system, so no need even
to toast a blank cd.
It's at least a partial solution to the bandwidth-challenged, by my
count the install-cache tarballs run a little more than 50% of the size of
The major hitch for my part is limited resources for building vanilla
pentium binaries, further limited because I'm *only* using lunar for
server stuff so about as far as I can test in gui stuff is X11 and some
That said I'd be game to provide download space for compiled modules
and populate it with at least the tools I use, That can be both the
individual modules and an 'applications' iso.
Things which reference kernel-headers probably shouldn't be installed this way.
I haven't thought about how 'lin' will deal with dependencies if compiled
tarballs are placed into the cache.
On Sun, 26 Jan 2003 18:11:26 -0800 (PST) (unchecked - local sync NTPstrat4)
"Todd A. Jacobs" <nospam at codegnome.org> did inscribe thusly:
> I'd like to suggest that more packages be included by default when
> installing from the ISO. It's been almost 36 hours since I installed the
> ISO, and I'm still struggling to get X and a few productivity apps
> Granted, more stuff means a larger ISO, but I can't be the only new user
> who doesn't want to wait several days to have a useful (not just
> functional) system. A larger ISO shouldn't be an issue, since Lunar users
> need a broadband connection anyway to download all the source they need
> for even a relatively basic install.
> What do other people think?
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