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Re: Smart packages



On Sun, 2007-07-22 at 10:56 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Karl Larsen wrote:
> >>
> >>     Thinking about Ferdora 7 and 8 it appears when 8 is made available 
> >> we will need to download another DVD full of software. I want to talk 
> >> about a better way. Why must a person building a server get 4.7 GB of 
> >> software when he wants just 750 MBytes of it?
> > 
> > There is no need to do. There is a network boot option with boot.iso 
> > image and there are Live images, both GNOME and KDE spins for x86 is 
> > around the size you want.
> > 
> > Rahul
> > 
> 	As usual Rahul you didn't read what I wrote. You just throw out things 
> that have zero to do with concept.
> 

Seems to me Rahul's suggest was a valid one.  The Fedora Minimal Boot
Media is basically like Debian's Net-Install.  It allows you to boot a
small image and then the rest of the install is done over the network.  

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f7/en_US/sn-which-files.html

Another suggestion might be for you to re-spin your own minimal server
based version of Fedora.

I seriously doubt there is enough demand in the community to warrant the
creation of a specific server install version of Fedora especially since
there are other options to achieve the same goal.

Bob


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