RFE: Put fedora on a diet

Eric Warnke eric at snowmoon.com
Sat Feb 19 04:17:23 UTC 2005

mbneto wrote:

>There was a thread a few days ago about the minimum size of fedora and
>the number of dependencies that the packages do have today.
>Since seems to be too late for FC4, perhaps as a suggestion for FC5,
>please consider breaking the packages into smaller pieces so when we
>need package X it does not forces us to download a dozen of extra
>packages just to conform to it's dependencies.
Yes, please.  A base install is 666MB acording to anaconda.  Almost half 
of which require immediate updating to get up-to-date.  It just does not 
make sense to have this many packages in the base install.  Some of the 
ones off the top if my head ( starting from a blamk package list in 
kickstart ) include FreeType and xorg-x11-libs.  I need almost nothing 
since my post-install scripts just end up pulling down everything from 
our own mirror+custom repo's.


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