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Re: mc missing from F7 DVD?



On Wednesday 06 June 2007 06:52:21 Joachim Frieben wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have feedback from the Midnight Commander users who are pretty angry
> > because of missing mc from the F7 DVD. Is there a reason to not to
> > include a former Core package to the F7 DVD? How to prevent that it
> > happens again for F8?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jindrich
>
> There are --many-- packages missing from the F7 DVD which were part of
> "Core", e.g. lam, gnuplot, epiphany (the default GNOME web browser!), and
> so on. What is strange about this is that these packages have not even been
> replaced by more popular packages from Fedora Extras. The size of the DVD
> image shrank down to about 2.5 GB when the previous one was about 1 GB
> more. As a consequence, 2 GB of DVD space are wasted. Given that there are
> ever more and faster mirrors out there and bittorrent can be used in many
> cases, it's hard to see the rationale behind this choice.

On the other hand, it's 2.5gig less to download to get an installer image.  
You can add the Everything repo at install time to gain access to every 
package in Fedora.  What is on the DVD has been an ongoing process from Test1 
all the way though Test4 and even the RC.  I've taken the feedback and 
adjusted the manifest file for the DVD as appropriate.  If you didn't notice 
it before, well I couldn't help you then.  What's important to note is what 
is on the DVD is _not_ what is /in/ Fedora.  All the packages are there, it's 
a quick yum or Add/Remove Software session away.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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