trimming down Fedora installed size

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Wed Apr 9 16:14:49 UTC 2014


On 04/09/2014 04:49 PM, "J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" wrote:
>
> On 04/09/2014 02:31 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>
>> So, I'd question the usefulness of not installing man-page
>
> It's more about getting to the point of being able to remove them and or
> have the option not to install them.

Well, rpm-wise, all files marked %doc are considered to be optional.

I.e. rm -rf /usr/share/doc/* etc. are supposed to work
=> rpm issuing warnings/errors after %doc-files removals should be 
considered  to be packaging bugs (I don't have a case at hand, but know 
there are such bugs).

> Whether they should or should not be installed by default depends on
> people personal preferences and SIG's uses cases/target audience
>
> Embedded  + cloud + containers probably want to remove them
>
> Server + desktop probably wants to keep them
>
> And to you 89m is little, to me it's much so fourth and so on...

C'mon, we have packages whose install-sizes are measured in 10ths and 
100s of MBs ... and we have other dirs which can easily grow beyond any 
limits.

Same system as before:
# du -sh /var/cache /usr
13G	/var/cache
8.8G	/usr

Ralf






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