what does minimal install give me?

Matthew Saltzman mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Thu Nov 13 18:12:37 UTC 2003

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:

> The fedora-minimal install will not necessarily include documentation on
> all the packages.

Since you brought it up, this is an important point for a "minimal
install".  I definitely want the option of not installing the docs
directory or the man pages for all selected packages.  If I'm building a
firewall on old hardware, for example, I'll have those things available
elsewhere (or I can add them later if need be), and I'd much rather have
the disk space for logging.

> However, if by "minimal" you mean using the normal install, and unselecting
> (or deselecting, if you prefer that word) all package groups such that you
> get the smallest stock install, then yes... in that case you will get
> documentation for every package.

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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