[CentOS-devel] C8 minimal (fwd)

Mon Dec 14 18:53:08 UTC 2020
Trevor Hemsley <trevor.hemsley at ntlworld.com>

On 14/12/2020 18:46, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Dec 2020 at 13:12, Scott Dowdle <dowdle at montanalinux.org 
> <mailto:dowdle at montanalinux.org>> wrote:
>     Greetings,
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     > QQ unrelated to all current discussions around C8; is minimal ISO in
>     > progress or is it not being produced anymore as part of 8.3 release?
>     For whatever reason, media building in CentOS 8 has suffered. 
>     There has been no live media (and RHEL doesn't have it, right?)...
>     and the minimal media has been somewhat broken for some time.  Use
>     the boot or the DVD.  boot is for net installs.  The minimal from
>     8.2 was ~1.6GB... so it wasn't really minimal.  They have had
>     trouble building minimal media... so I guess that's why it was
>     dropped in 8.3.
>     Is someone working on it?  I don't know.
> It is being worked on in that there will be an iso called minimal. 
> That said.. it will be similar in size as the previous one. There 
> isn't much that can be done with how interconnected packages are now.

It's not how interconnected they are. There are two sets of packages on 
the iso - it contains both Minimal _and_ Server with GUI selections and 
thus it's about 900MB bigger than it needs to be. Now whether that can 
be amended so it doesn't include 4 or 500 unnecessary packages is 
another question...

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