only critical packages in minimal installation

Matthew Saltzman mjs at
Thu Jun 3 17:17:40 UTC 2004

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, M. Fioretti wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 16:25:32 PM +0100, Rui Miguel Seabra
> (rms at wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 09:17 -0600, Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
> > > Thanks, I'll look into it. There's also "--exclude-docs" but I'm having a
> > > hell of a time figuring out how to tell Anaconda to install with one or
> > > more of those options. :-)
> >
> > I wonder how hard it wold be to add a flag 'nodocs' that could be used
> > by anaconda...
> It would be great, but by itself it would not increase a lot the
> number of older machines the standard Fedora can be installed.
> Remember that the real bottleneck is anaconda itself. You have Fedora
> packages which *would* work on that little RAM and CPU, but you
> cannot *install* them unless you have more RAM and CPU...
> Ciao,
> 	Marco F.

Of course, this doesn't address the RAM/CPU issue, but it does help
substantially with the disk space issue.  My little 486 laptop does yeoman
duty as a DSL firewall/router, and it doesn't need docs or man pages to do
that.  It does have barely enough RAM, but recent versions of Anaconda
don't run on many 486's.  My last upgrade was to install RH7.3 with the
RULE installer (which worked great).

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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