[CentOS] Why CentOS 5.2 is so large?
tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 08:29:27 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 10:24 AM, Michael Liang <blkfcn at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have download the DVD image of CentOS 5.2. Comparing with the DVD
> image of Upstream OS Provider, I got a surprise:
> The size of the DVD image of Upstream OS Provider is just 2.87
> GB(i386), but the size of the DVD image of CentOS 5.2(i386) is so
> large that is 3.74 GB!
> I kown that CentOS's developers did very excellent work on how to make
> the Upstream OS more availability and add many good free software on
> the CentOS. But where can I got the change or add list of CentOS? and
> why the size change is so large? I think it is very useful for my
> farther employ of CentOS.
> (Yes, I can read the ReleaseNotes, but it is still can not disabuse
> me, the secsion of "5.6. Packages added by CentOS that are not
> included upstream" is so little.)
This is because you download a not-released version of CentOS 5.2. The
iso you have is faulty. This was discovered yesterday and updates
images are being distributed. So please wait for the official
announcement before starting to download.
Tim Verhoeven - tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com - 0479 / 88 11 83
Hoping the problem magically goes away by ignoring it is the
"microsoft approach to programming" and should never be allowed.
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