[CentOS] Why CentOS 5.2 is so large?

Gerald Balzer g.balzer at unicum-consulting.ch
Tue Jun 24 08:32:44 UTC 2008


did you get an official announcement for 5.2? I didn't. To my knowledge any 5.2 release yet is 
unofficial. Therefor I wouldn't use it.


Michael Liang wrote:
> Hi, folks.
> 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.
> Thanks!
> (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.)
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