replacing rsyslogd in minimal with journald [was Re: systemd requires HTTP server and serves QR codes]

John.Florian at John.Florian at
Tue Oct 9 20:20:45 UTC 2012

> From: Matthew Miller <mattdm at>
> On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 03:55:30PM -0400, John.Florian at wrote:
> > So maybe I should say that I think Fedora has always had it just about 

> > right, IMHO.  A very small, but functional system ready to grow and 
can do 
> > so with its own tools.
> Yeah, but there's _so much_ room to quibble over what "functional" means
> there. For cloud JEOS images, I think we need less than that (because
> extremely ridiculously minimal is what people are asking for).

Agreed.  I think this also goes back to one of the requests here asking 
for a definition of what "minimal" means.  It also clearly shows the need 
for other "minimal-like" installs.

> > Makes sense, but can someone please tell me what "comps" stands for? I 

> > mostly know what they're used for, but have never guessed the acronym. 
> > best guess just came to me after years of pondering: compilations? 
> > I feel rather stupid asking this Q, but hey "there's no stupid Qs, 
> >  ;-)
> Once upon a time, the installer presented you with a dialog with the 
> "Components to install". (I believe this even *predates anaconda*.)
> This is the list of those components. The "comps file".

Oh yes, of course!  I remember the days ... having started with RHL 4.0. 
Some acronyms are just more obvious than others and comps.* is just about 
as cryptic as trans.* (arbitrary, fictional example) so thank you for 
clearing that up.

John Florian

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