F14-build size

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed May 25 04:06:56 EDT 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 8:50 AM, Yioryos Asprobounitis
<mavrothal at yahoo.com> wrote:
> There is some discussion about the usability of F14 builds in relation to their size [1]
> F14 builds are _really big_ for the 1GB XO-1 NAND leaving very little space for the user. If a few videos or wiki is installed or even try olpc-update you may run out of space.
> I was wondering if unused locales could be removed (a la localepurge) at first boot or after language selection, modifying also accordingly `%_install_langs'.
> This should save considerable space and make F14 builds more usable for the 1 million XO-1s out there.
> Of course deployments could make heir own builds and modify them accordingly, but I'm sure that many places may not have this luxury.
> I understand that we are in a feature freeze, but this could certainly be considered a bug, and a major one.
> Otherwise I think it certainly merits some consideration for 11.2.1

Its a known issue that is being worked upon, IMO its more likely to
hit 11.3.0. Its partially a dependency bloat which needs to be worked
upon upstream.


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