starting Fedora Server SIG

Aioanei Rares schaiba at
Wed Nov 12 13:29:24 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 3:18 PM, Chris Adams <cmadams at> wrote:

> Once upon a time, Patrice Dumas <pertusus at> said:
> > Fedora is not in a bad state with respect to fine grained dependencies
> > (it was quite bad back, at least up to FC4), mostly
> > * thanks to olpc,
> > * to maintainers who reported these issues,
> > * because there is always some space needed on the live disc
> > * thanks to split to some -libs because of multilib issues.
> >
> > Unless it has been solved, there was still an issue with metacity (and
> > maybe gnome) and themes interdependencies. Also there are still
> > monolithic big beasts like texlive, but I am not sure that it is
> > that desirable to fix those.
> I tried to install ntop on a firewall (minimal F9 install, tuned via
> kickstart).  There were 70 packages added because of dependencies,
> including metacity.

I agree here...and I don't think Fedora is not in a bad state regarding
fine-grained deps...
if you want a point of comparison, take a look at Debian, maybe. Or the

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