shrinking the desktop DVD image to 1.5GB

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Thu Jun 9 05:23:31 UTC 2011

Phillip Susi [2011-06-08 21:52 -0400]:
> One thing that would be nice to fix with the existing DVD image is the
> waste of space it has from duplicating the language packs both as
> packages in the pool, and being installed in the sqashfs live image,
> which is MUCH larger than the one on the livecd.

I agree, duplicating them is a hideous waste.

> It seems like the language packs should only be included in the
> pool, not the squashfs image, and installed on demand.

I disagree. They should only be in the squashfs image, so that you can
actually _use_ the live system in your local language. 

> This also adds to the installation time significantly ( like 400%
> increase - it is ridiculous ) since it has to remove all of the
> language packs from the target system after copying the squashfs.

That's right, but I'd rather fix that. ubiquity could skip
/usr/share/locale-langpack/[everything but the selected locale]/
during copy, then it should be a lot faster?


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