NVIDIA drivers moved to the DVD images

Justin Dugger jldugger at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 03:31:34 BST 2008

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 6:25 PM, Steve Langasek
<steve.langasek at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 05:04:35PM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 15:00 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> > Most of the size in the nvidia-glx-NNN packages seems to be in libGLcore,
>> > which is ~14MB stripped (at least for the newer flavors).
>> Would using lzma for the debs help? If I remember correctly lzma
>> compressed some libgl libraries fairly well in the past, but I don't
>> think I was looking at the nvidia one in particular.
> Even if we got them down to 5MB apiece, that's still 4 flavors for a total
> of 20MB on the CDs.  That's more space than we currently have to spare, and
> from past experience I don't think it would be a good idea to leave
> ourselves with no buffer for package growth between now and the release.
> I imagine that if you were using lzma to compress all 4 flavors /together/
> in a single .deb, we'd get really great space savings, but that doesn't seem
> to be an option. :)
> The other alternative is to try to pick and choose which nvidia revisions
> will be supported on the CD, and which ones require additional downloads
> from the archive.  I don't think the effort involved is justifiable.

When was the last time Squashfs-lzma was investigated for the LiveCD?

Justin Dugger

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