minimal install set tuning [was Re: systemd requires HTTP server and serves QR codes]

Adam Jackson ajax at
Tue Oct 9 16:34:24 UTC 2012

On 10/9/12 9:18 AM, Lennart Poettering wrote:

> From the list of packages this minimal set still installs, that I'd
> really like to see gone:
> chkconfig
> gamin
> info
> systemd-sysv

chkconfig seems like it could have the 'alternatives' bit split off. 
I've not investigated this in detail.

gamin is glib2's fault.  Strictly it's an implementation detail, it's 
not like the glib headers expose gamin types.  It's a little irritating 
that you end up with both and installed, with 
literally identical APIs.

info looks like it's only getting pulled in for /sbin/install-info in 
%post.  There are several cats to skin here.  The stanza for this in 
coreutils.spec looks suspiciously like something we could fix at build 
time instead, though this might not be the only thing in the transaction 
wanting info I suppose.  We could split install-info to its own 
subpackage if we wanted, it's tiny.  And anybody doing minimal images 
like this could run a second pass of package cleanup that removes things 
that were only needed for Requires({pre,post}).

As for systemd-sysv, pretty sure you know more about that than I do.

- ajax

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