trimming down Fedora installed size

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 12:03:06 UTC 2014


On 04/09/2014 11:50 AM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
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> On 04/09/2014 07:23 AM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
>> On 04/09/2014 07:33 AM, Marius A wrote:
>>> Are there any other disk space saving tips?
>> Users should not have to result doing disk saving tips.
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>> I would say in the long run we should be working towards creating
>> separated locale,doc,man packages
> Hmm, I wonder if RPM 4.12 would allow us to do this with weak
> dependencies?
>
> Perhaps something like having a metapackage on the system for docs and
> one for each language. Then we could break up the doc and language
> packages into sub-packages that are installed conditionally on the
> presence of that metapackage on the system.
>
> Of course, I think there would still be work needed in RPM to support
> adding a language later, but maybe we could solve that with special
> tooling or a yum plugin.

Yeah and we probably have to move the man packages in their own 
sub-package once the rpm trigger that replaces the cron job lands

JBG



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