Comment 11 for bug 592336

I also find aptitude more useful than apt-get in many cases and would not want to see it omitted.

If 2 MB of space on the image is a concern, there are other ways to make room: remove some wallpapers and other non-functional stuff on the Live-CD. Also, at this point in time, one should start to consider if the limitation to the 700MB CD-size isn't a bit archaic. Most any computer nowadays has DVD capability and many "Live CDs" get copied to USB-sticks anyway.