relevance of "Legacy Software Support" in f9?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Jul 10 13:01:11 UTC 2008

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   setting up an f9 system for someone else, and i'm wondering how big
> a deal it is these days to install legacy software support anymore.
> i've always included it in previous installs of fedora but, for the
> sake of simplicity, i'm wondering if it's safe to just leave it out
> these days.
>   will doing that break anything critical or anything still commonly
> used?

There are number of third party non-free software including RealPlayer 
and VMWare that are pooly packaged and do not specify the dependencies 
they need. Most of them are build against very old versions of the base 
libraries for compatibility and hence would depend on components from 
the legacy group.


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