trimming down Fedora installed size

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Wed Apr 9 21:19:14 UTC 2014

Am 09.04.2014 23:01, schrieb Billy Crook:
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at <mailto:h.reindl at>> wrote:
>     Am 09.04.2014 22:05, schrieb Billy Crook:
>     > I would like to see logic like this:
>     > manpage files don't get installed unless/until:
>     > 1) packagename-manpages is requested to be installed by the user.  that package would require the 'man' package.
>     > OR
>     > 2) package is installed AND man is installed.
>     >
>     > Don't wan't the manpages taking up disk space?  remove the 'man' package and all manpages disappear.
>     > Don't use en_US and don't want to waste space on that either, remove the 'localization-en_US' package and its
>     > corresponding localizations of all installed packages will dispapear too
>     packages i build at my own have "package-manpages" for any man/doc parts
>     on all the servers i maintain they are not installed
>     it's enough to have them on *one* central admin server
> heck, on my desktop I might end up just yum installing *-manpages to save time later


compared how often i reinstall a workstation (never) and how often
i need a manpage because "command --help" don't answer the question
that is unlikely

how many manpages do you have installed and how many of them
you ever viewed in the past let say 5 years?

escpecially because the goal is to seperate things which does *not*
mean they are not installed in most setups - a meta-package "postfix"
can pull "postfix-server" and "postfix-manuals" while you can remove
the metapackage and "postfix-manuals"

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