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Basic vs. Full Edition - Cucumber Linux

Basic vs. Full Edition

Starting with Cucumber Linux 2.0.alpha.1, we have ceased providing basic ISO images. You will need to use a DVD, a USB flash drive or another method to install Cucumber Linux 2.0 and later.

When snapshot 2017-01-06 was released, Cucumber Linux had grown too large to fit on a single CD. However, many people prefer to use a CD for installation over a DVD. In order to deal with this dilema, it was decided to create two different editions of the Cucumber Linux installer. The first image is the basic ISO. This image contains only the base package groups, but still fits on a single CD. The second is the full ISO which contains all of the available packages. It is over 700 MB in size though, so it will require a DVD or USB flash drive. Hopefully this will be an appropriate solution to this problem.

While the selection of packages to include on the installation medium is different for each edition, both editions install the same version of Cucumber Linux. There is only one version of Cucumber Linux; all that varies between the different editions is which packages are included on the installation medium. A given package (for example glibc) has only one version; the same exact package is included in both editions. In other words, the content of the packages does not vary from one edition to another, all that varies is the selection of packages.

Edition Comparison

For convenience, here is a table comparing which package groups are included with each edition of Cucumber Linux.

Package Group Basic Edition Full Edition
base
apps-base
apps-general
dev-base
dev-general
kernel
lang-base
lang-general
lib-base
lib-general
net-base
net-general
x-base
x-general
xapps-base
xapps-general
xfce-base
xfce-general
multilib *

* The multilib package group is available on only the x86_64 architecture.

 

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