trimming down Fedora installed size

James Antill james at
Wed Apr 9 19:57:27 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-04-09 at 12:37 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM, Marius A <marius1439 at> wrote:
> > 1. remove /usr/share/docs
> Try this in /etc/rpm/macros.whatever:
>     %_excludedocs 1

 For recent yum it's significantly better to do:

yum fs filter nodocs

> Try this in /etc/rpm/macros.whatever:
>     %_install_langs en

 Dito. to get rid of extra languages by:

yum fs filter langs en

...then you can yum fs refilter / yum fs refilter-cleanup.

> It's possible that these settings break some things such as scriptlets
> that do not take missing files into account, but at least they're
> cleaner attempts than simply deleting installed files/dirs.

 This can still be true though.

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