Removing packages - slimming server
aryanto.rachmad at chello.at
Thu Mar 16 20:32:46 UTC 2006
I know that this is a wrong list to post this question, I am sorry for this. I have been trying this a few times to post this to fedora-list, but they never went through.
I want to remove all the packages which are not required for a server. So I tried to remove the packages intended for client, like wireless-tools and wpa_supplicant. When I did that to wireless-tools package it was said that I have to remove also all packages for dependencies, like the following:
Package Arch Version Repository Size
wireless-tools i386 1:28-0.pre13.5.1 installed 231 k
Removing for dependencies:
NetworkManager i386 0.6.0-2 installed 1.1 M
authconfig i386 5.2.2-1 installed 1.2 M
authconfig-gtk i386 5.2.2-1 installed 158 k
rhpl i386 0.185-1 installed 910 k
system-config-date noarch 1.8.2-1 installed 2.2 M
system-config-keyboard noarch 1.2.7-1.1 installed 168 k
system-config-keyboard noarch 1.2.6-2 installed 134 k
system-config-language noarch 1.1.11-1 installed 137 k
system-config-lvm noarch 1.0.13-1.0 installed 2.4 M
system-config-mouse noarch 1.2.11-1 installed 200 k
system-config-network noarch 1.3.30-2.1 installed 2.1 M
system-config-network-tui noarch 1.3.30-2.1 installed 3.8 M
system-config-rootpassword noarch 1.1.7-2 installed 86 k
system-config-rootpassword noarch 1.1.8-1.1 installed 105 k
system-config-soundcard noarch 1.2.16-2 installed 1.4 M
system-config-users noarch 1.2.42-1 installed 1.1 M
up2date i386 4.4.23-4.2.1 installed 6.1 M
I don't know whether I need those packages or not for a server.
How to remove only specific packages without removing all the dependencies using yum? Is that a good idea?
Where can I find detail information about the packages for Fedora, especially why one package dependents on the others?
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