feisty current alternate image

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at powercraft.nl
Wed Mar 21 07:38:25 UTC 2007

Adam Miller wrote:
> I just had a concerned user join the irc channel and exclaim that he
> couldn't believe that Xubuntu installation image had become larger than
> 700mb. I quickly corrected him by sending him this link:
> http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/daily-live/current/
> and assuring him that we were still below 550mb, but he (who was more
> informed than I) posted back a link to:
> http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/daily/current/
> and informed me that he was trying to test the alternate image but was
> not able to because he lacks a dvd burner and cd-r's have a maximum
> capacity of 700mb (or atleast all the one's he and I own, some
> manufacturer might have gotten a little more on there). I am just
> curious if that image size is what it is supposed to be, and also why
> its so large while the live cd is notably smaller.
> Thanks,
> -Adam

I already send info to Jim about this problem. It was in my xubuntu test
report. I believe it is because the rsync system that adds changes to
the iso and make its size bigger.

This is not a very nice way, instead the iso should be rebuild so it
will be as small as possible.



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