F21 System Wide Change: Smaller Cloud Image Footprint

Bill Nottingham notting at splat.cc
Mon Apr 14 20:15:50 UTC 2014

Jaroslav Reznik (jreznik at redhat.com) said: 
> == Scope ==
> As mentioned, there's really various changes that are quite independent of 
> each other but share the common goal.
> * Proposal owners:
> ** Replace NetworkManager, etc. with systemd-networkd.
> ** Make sure only just kernel-core, not kernel and kernel-drivers, is 
> installed (see the related change: Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud [1]).
> ** Make sure only the packages really required are installed.
> ** Use %packages --excludedocs to to skip installing docs.
> ** Use %packages --instLangs= to ship only just English.
> ** Tweak the locales (in %post) so that local-archive ships with only just 
> English instead of all languages. We might skip this one if it seems too much 
> tinkering. Work is going on to have proper support for this in the glibc 
> package (see rhbz#156477 [2] - also, c#30 shows the necessary tinkering).

How do these changes (especially the first two) work in terms of the
cattle-to-pets feature?


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