modules, firmware, kernel size (was Re: systemd requires HTTP server and serves QR codes)

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu Oct 18 14:39:01 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:33:27AM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > All of this can probably already be done with a new 'flavor' in the
> > existing kernel.spec.  I really wouldn't do the common/minimal split
> > though.  It just makes it more complicated for not a whole lot of gain.
> > 
> > The idea that Dave, Justin, and Kevin all had simlutaneously about
> > doing a 'kernel-virtguest' might be worthwhile if someone wants to
> > spend time poking at a config, etc.
> That also works with the normal paradigm where all the variants provide
> 'kernel' for RPM dependency purposes; if you try to have a kernel-minimal that
> provides 'kernel' while also having a 'kernel' package that requires
> 'kernel-minimal', things get a bit more strange.

I'm open to this idea, but I think it's nicer if one can go from the reduced
selection to the full just by adding in the right package, not changing or
removing things. Unlike PAE or etc., I don't think we'd actually build
anything differently (would we?).

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at>

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