trimming down Fedora installed size

Bill Nottingham notting at
Wed Apr 9 18:42:30 UTC 2014

Florian Festi (ffesti at said: 
> 1) Normal weak dependencies. In a normal install all the docs (and all
> other bells and whistles) get installed by default. You can
> remove/deselect packages which are pulled in by weak dependencies. You
> can even switch off all weak dependencies to only get the core packages.
> 2) Rich dependencies. Doc and language packages can be build as
> "bridging" packages that are only installed if two other packages are
> present. This can be done by adding e.g.
> Recommends: foo-langpack-hu if langsupport-hu
> to package foo or
> Supplements: foo and langsupport-hu
> to the foo-langpack-hu package. Similar things can be done for docs or
> any other set of packages that should be controlled by a single "switch"
> package.

Given the number of packages that ship localization, this seems like it
would have a pretty dramatic effect on metadata size. Is this a concern?


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