On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 11:11 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com>wrote:
On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 05:09:40PM -0500, Luke Macken wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 03:29:40PM -0600, Adam Miller wrote:
> > Today in our meeting (that is still going on) it was brought up that
> > we should push for having firstaidkit-plugins-all for all spins in
> > order to help users who find themselves between a rock and a hard
> > spot.
> > 15:20 < lmacken> fedora-live-base.ks:#firstaidkit-plugin-all
> > It was then noticed that it is simply commented out in the kickstart,
> > which begs the question: why?
> > Just a curiosity as to why and if we could move to have it uncommented?
> It looks like Rahul Sundaram dropped it to save space, along with a few
> other non desktop oriented packages, in commit ae4afb9f.
> Yum on my rawhide box is telling me that the installed size of the
> firstaidkit-plugin-all package with deps is 1MB. I haven't attempted to
> spin up a F13 live image recently, so I'm not sure how tight we
> currently are for space, but having some system recovery tools in our
> spins is important.
And my understanding was the Desktop spin (for instance) was no longer
going to target a CD medium because the size limitation is really
starting to create substantial problems.
I think we should be able to pair this down back under 700 meg. My Moblin
live image iso comes in at 400 Mb and a basic GNOME desktop only adds 50 meg
to this. There is one package that pulls in perl which alone saves over 40
meg off a live CD image so if that could be fixed (i have one bug open for
it, need to do one for anaconda) and with some of the other wins that I got
from the mini.ks file I would be interested to see what the gnome-desktop
size comparison is to the standard base.ks