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Re: Release!

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Release!
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:01:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)


Christopher Baines <address@hidden> skribis:

> Unfortunately, building the ISO image has broken since I was
> successfully using it [1].

Oops, weird.  Let’s investigate.

> One other issue I was thinking of recently was the size of the image. I
> checked an ISO of the installation system I generated a while ago, and
> it's 1.1GB in size. A actual CD can only hold 0.7GB of data. This might
> be something that just needs documenting, saying that this is for a
> DVD, and not a CD, or, it the size could be reduced so that it fits on
> a CD.
> When I build the installation system, and run guix size, it says 1031.0
> MiB, so I guess looking at the breakdown there and trying to reduce it
> would be a way to start, if this is a worthwhile objective.

We can do both.  :-)

I think reducing the size of package closures in general is
worthwhile—there’s room for progress.

Yet, we probably won’t make it fit in 650 MiB this easily, so we should
document this.

Thanks for your feedback,

> 1: guix system disk-image --file-system-type=iso9660
> gnu/system/install.scm
> error: changing mode of
> `/tmp/root//gnu/store/jjna4ivyidxfq40mq78g97yzg0wfzcqy-shadow-4.5/bin/su'
> to 100555: Operation not permitted ERROR: In procedure scm-error:
> ERROR: failed to register store items "/xchg/system"

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