trimming down Fedora installed size

"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 22:00:08 UTC 2014


On 04/09/2014 09:12 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 04/09/2014 10:05 PM, Billy Crook wrote:
>> 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.
>
> In other words, you want to crippled end-user usability to NULL.

I would not be dwelling to much on the usability topic since we have 
bigger issues to fry then end-user usability with minimal installation 
footprint for cloud/containers/servers which can be easily solve with 
same concept as is behind "command-not-found" for man-pages as in 
"man-page-not-found" and move cloud/container/server administration into 
the realm of "install on demand" ( which arguably we should be moving 
more towards at on the 21 century rather then rely on plethora of 
installation commands and package names ) and ofcourse we would remove 
the silliness of having to confirm the installation since I as an 
administrators have already made the gesture that I need the command or 
the man page when I write foo or man foo so I should not have to confirm 
it to.

JBG


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