[Live-demo] [OSGeo] #950: mini iso too big to fit into a 4GB USB stick

OSGeo trac_osgeo at osgeo.org
Fri Jul 20 23:53:05 PDT 2012

#950: mini iso too big to fit into a 4GB USB stick
 Reporter:  kalxas   |       Owner:  live-demo@…              
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  blocker  |   Milestone:                           
Component:  LiveDVD  |    Keywords:  6.0                      

Comment(by hamish):

 rasdaman left behind a number of -dev packages in beta3, hopefully that is
 fixed now.

 here's a conundrum: Things like QGIS, GRASS, and R have extension/addon
 managers to install extra packages. At least in the case of GRASS and R
 these can be compiled modules, which in turn can depend on having libproj-
 dev and libgdal(1)-dev installed.

 Especially libgdal(1)-dev sucks in a whole host of other -dev pkg
 dependencies, all of which take up some room of their own.

 We do ship libc6-dev and gcc etc to allow the disc to be generally used
 for e.g. stuck-in-an-airport development and further customization.

 The addon extensions can make up a significant part of the community
 ecosystem. Do we get rid of all the geo-dev pacakges and save some disc
 space, or do we keep them, allow the building of addons, and try to
 recover the disc space elsewhere?


Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/950#comment:1>
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