I also was a 0.5 user ...
Stan Green a =E9crit :
>I have some questions related to this:
>1) Why was this concept removed?
Because at that time, /etc/sysconfig/packages used to select the extra pa=
that were uncompressed from the cd into ram. As DL grew up, the "base pac=
always to be uncompressed was increassing so that it needed more and more=
to boot even a minimal FW ... to have DL run smoothly in 0.6 or so, you w=
have 128 or 192 available :-(
Now, the filesystem isn't "constructed" at boot time anymore : everything
(except /etc and /root ) is run directly from the cd : for the same basic
functionalities I spoke earlier, the amount of ram needed falled back to =
32 M !
>2) What would it take to put it back in?
You won't want to if you understand all the benefits of having the whole
filesystem mounted from an iso directly from the cd!
The only "functionnality" that disappeared (for me) was in case of someon=
root access, there were a limited set of binaries availables to mess up o=
systems from the Firewall (pure fiction ;-)) ... Quite slim regarding the
possibilities that were added thanks to this new way of booting the syste=
>3) Could I do a custom build that only included the packages I need? The
>DL-build-config file seems to point to this.
Now if You need a smaller iso image, for some other reasons like booting =
128 Mb usb stick, you have to download the build system and make your own
build; it's easier as rebuilding a linux kernel : you don't have to under=
complex technical issues to strip the system.
Hope You will continue with DL!