FC4 slimfast slimfest

Oleg Goldshmidt pub at goldshmidt.org
Sat Feb 26 21:17:32 UTC 2005

Elliot Lee <sopwith at redhat.com> writes:

> Here's a heads up that we need to get rid of about 300M of packages to
> make sure that FC4 continues to fit on 4 CD's. Right now eclipse, xfce,
> xemacs, cfengine, and all the games are leading candidates. 
> Nothing is set in stone, but if you want to write in favor of keeping
> something, you'll have to suggest something else of equal or greater size
> to axe instead.


By all means axe games/eclipse/java/cfengine, but are you seriously
considering removing xemacs?? 

I really don't want to suggest other packages for removal. I hope
you'll find a solution that will keep the most essential tool *for me*

If you *absolutely* cannot keep xemacs, how about a compromise: keep
xemacs - 9681KB as reported by


- and remove only xemacs-sumo (33611KB)? I have not checked, actually,
but it stands to reason that xemacs-sumo depends on xemacs but not the
other way around. 

If you do this, then it would also be nice to put a notice regarding
where to get xemacs-sumo in the documentation, and maybe in the
default xemacs startup buffer.


Oleg Goldshmidt | pub at NOSPAM.goldshmidt.org | http://www.goldshmidt.org

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