As some of you may know, the Debian project released v12, bookworm to stable on the 10th of this month. I haven’t had a reason to try it yet, but I’m downloading it now. My first thought is that it’s much larger than I expected. The normal sized version used to fit on a CD-ROM disk, so around 650MB. The netinst has until now been even smaller, with the most recent versions being about 256MB if I recall correctly. The netinst, now with proprietary firmware, weighs in over 700MB:
2023-06-18 20:29:29 (6.85 MB/s) - ‘debian-12.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso’ saved [773849088/773849088]
It looks like 738.0MB!
The system I’m installing is for a piece of software I’m crafting for use by Remote Online Notaries. I’m building a disk image for the notary’s side of the connection. The notary will have a yubikey-style PGP card which they will use as a digital seal similar to the one required to perform notarial acts for the state of washington. I’ll leave some ramblings on the blog as I go through the process of implementation. Here’s a link to whet your appetite!