[OpenIndiana-discuss] why is OI- illumos based 148a 805mb
alasdairrr at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 20:32:25 UTC 2011
On 24 Feb 2011, at 00:10, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> On 02/23/11 04:02 PM, Sean wrote:
>>> i'm just wondering why is illumos based OI dev build 148a larger then
>>> solaris 11 express?
>> Because it has more bits? o_O
> And probably because Solaris 11 Express removed packages from the LiveCD
> until it fit onto a CD, and that iteration hasn't happened yet for a first
> development build. The tradeoff between what comes on the CD vs. needing
> to be installed from the repo later is flexible, and was adjusted many times
> during OpenSolaris development, especially as we neared milestone releases
> and needed to shrink the image to fit the media again.
We should probably slim the LiveCD down a bit. Presumably if we built 151a consolidations, and used distro-const from 151a, we'd end up with a CD rather than a DVD.
I guess we'll find out soon enough :-)
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