Fedora has become fat!

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Mar 22 13:13:52 UTC 2010

On Mon, 22 Mar 2010, Peter Robinson wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:50 AM, Christoph Wickert
> <christoph.wickert at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Why has Fedora become so fat in the F13 development cycle?
>>      * The LXDE Spin has grown from 464 MB to 509 MB [1] without a
>>        single change in the Spin. There actually was a change, SLIM was
>>        replaced with LXDM, but LXDM is actually smaller because it
>>        doesn't require the desktop-brackgrounds package
>>      * The Xfce spin has grown from 697 MB to 744 MB [2] without major
>>        changes. In fact, we dropped totem and gftp, which is at least
>>        10 MB.
>> Any ideas what made Fedora become so fat or how to further investigate
>> this?
> I've found with Moblin and Sugar that one of the easiest/quickest but
> probably not the most eloquent way is to do a 'rpm -qa | sort >
> rpm-out' and then using some horrible diff hacking to get a rough idea
> of what's changed.

rpm -qa --qf "%{name}\n" | sort > rpm-out

then you can diff the two more easily.


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