RFE: Put fedora on a diet

Jerone Young jerone at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 06:37:49 UTC 2005

Since Fedora Core is a general purpose Linux distributions it's size
will actually increase over time. Why you ask? Because with more users
come more use cases. The beautiful part of Fedora is that a user can
install a base system and have just about everything they need. Not
everybody likes playing around finding packages and what not
(especially new users), they want it to be there and ready to use. If
you have a problem with the base install then you can customize your
install to be smaller. The other thing is hard disk space is dirt
cheap! Can you even buy anything under 80Gigs? The fact is that Fedora
has a wide verity of use cases and hard disk space is really not an
issue. You can customize your install to be smaller, and if you do
need something smaller there are many other Linux distributions that
can accomidate your needs.

On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 01:42:02 -0800 (PST), Rahul Sundaram
<rahulsundaram at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> --- mbneto <mbneto at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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.
> you need to file specific bug reports/ RFE's about all
> those packages where you believe that dependencies can
> be split up in a more granular way. If you are unsure
> of the list then discuss about them here by proposing
> a list of packages which can be modular
> =====
> Regards
> Rahul Sundaram
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