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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:22:18 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        Daniel Feenberg <feenberg@nber.org>
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 12.1 i386 CD #1 image size not compatible with intended medium standard size
Message-ID:  <20200616142218.7e52e13710955a096b930573@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.21.9999.2006160801150.15855@mail2.nber.org>
References:  <20200616122728.7bd2df41.freebsd@edvax.de> <20200616115127.53797f2bdea77fcbe032b4bf@sohara.org> <alpine.BSF.2.21.9999.2006160801150.15855@mail2.nber.org>

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On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:20:45 -0400 (EDT)
Daniel Feenberg <feenberg@nber.org> wrote:

> 
> 
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:27:28 +0200
> > Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
> 
> ...>
> >> When will FreeBSD supply a CD image file that can actually be
> >> used with normal CD media again without requiring a workaround
> >> and possibly breaking the result?
> >
> > 	Shortly after someone figures out how to and submits an
> > acceptable patch - you may be the first to have been inconvenienced by
> > this, it's been a long time since I used a CD.
> >
> 
> That is rather disengenuous. Is there any chance a patch that removed
> some packageswould be accepted?

	I'd expect a patch on foot of a bug saying disc1 no longer fits on
a CD would at least be considered.

> Hasn't the decision already been made that there is no problem? I am 

	That is not clear to me, the size could easily have crept over
without anyone noticing given that CDs are near obsolete.

	It may well take a bug to draw attention to it.

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