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Re: Core includes Dialup?!?

On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 09:25 -0500, Michael Shuler wrote:
> Brian Long wrote:
> > What is the Red Hat reason for including the Dialup comps group in Core?
> > This means any basic install has crap like wvdial, ppp, etc.  I
> > explicitly have to exclude a lot of these packages that shouldn't be on
> > any profiles except mobile laptops.
> Just to clarify my agreement - ppp, etc., is only one example.  A "Core" 
> install, in my opinion, should be the bare minimum for a networked 
> server with remote SSH access.  That's it.
> We maintain minimal kickstarts with around a 500M footprint, and it does 
> require a large amount of hacking to get it down to a proper core of 
> needed packages, in spite of the "mandatory" and "required" dictations.

Yup, Red Hat includes redhat-lsb, which requires a ton of non-essential
stuff, to ensure LSB compatibility out-of-the-box.  However, I don't
believe redhat-lsb requires ppp, pppoe or wvdial.  :)


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