trimming down Fedora installed size

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Wed Apr 9 22:06:49 UTC 2014



Am 10.04.2014 00:00, schrieb J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson:
> 
> 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

no - if i type "man whatever" and that starts to pull 10 MB packages i stop
and think 5 seconds if there is one of my ,ore than 30 machines which have
it already

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