RFE: Put fedora on a diet

Nicolas Mailhot Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net
Sun Feb 20 22:35:37 UTC 2005

Le dimanche 20 février 2005 à 00:37 -0600, Jerone Young a écrit :
>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? 

Think boot-on-a flash/rom for things like pvr boxes where hd space is
reserved to the data, router/nat boxes, multi-boot setups where your 80
Gig is split in multiple small chunks, etc, etc

The simple fact is general generic base (for RHEL and lots of other
things) means FC must scale to low-storage-space setups too.

(plus multiple interdependencies make it very hard to remove legacy libs
once they've been linked almost everywhere just because one could do it
at a time)


Nicolas Mailhot
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