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[openFATE 313119] provide a BD/ Blue Ray download image for openSUSE
Feature changed by: Tomáš Chvátal (scarabeus_iv)
Feature #313119, revision 3
Title: provide a BD/ Blue Ray download image for openSUSE

- openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
+ openSUSE Distribution: Rejected by Tomáš Chvátal (scarabeus_iv)
+ reject reason: We do not plan to devote resources to this. Partly
+ because BR media didn't reach high enough adoption to justify resources
+ put in it and partly because even simple net download is in most world
+ location faster than copying stuff from br/dvd media.
Priority
Requester: Mandatory

Requested by: Elmar Stellnberger (estellnb)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
A ready-to-download blue ray image of openSUSE would be a pleasure for
anyone who has to work offline from time to time since it will allow
you to do and install everything without an internet conncetion.
Currently we only have a netinstall CD for backbone internet and a DVD
as install medium for average internet connections. However a blue ray
image to install and work completely offline - as this was initially
possible just within the size of a DVD in the early days of linux
(openSUSE 9.3) - would be of much greater value than a DVD providing
not much more than a package cache for a minimized first-place install
system. Such a blue ray could not only contain the full rpm-set of the
core distribution but also important 2nd party repos like those
provided by ATI, Nvidia and Packman as well as the most important repos
from the BuildService like the SELinux repo for instance. Debian does
already provide a fully-downloadable distribution image; however in the
form of 8 DVDs + Update DVDs which may for sure be less practical than
a single BD. However this seems to be considered much more a security
feature in Debian. Mandatory for the Requester as certain working
scenarios require a full system image for external or optical media.

Discussion:
#1: Sudhakar GNVS (ssudhakar) (2017-01-30 11:07:10)
This request has been raised 5 years back and the need to have
everything in 1 place is more than ever. Can we prioritise this request
and provide entire SLES at least as single bootable file, if not
already doing it. Very useful and fast for VM installs.




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