F21 System Wide Change: Smaller Cloud Image Footprint
mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Mon Apr 14 20:56:54 UTC 2014
On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 04:15:50PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > ** 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 ).
> > ** 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  - also, c#30 shows the necessary tinkering).
> How do these changes (especially the first two) work in terms of the
> cattle-to-pets feature?
Good question. That script may have options to undo some of this; generally,
this kind of minimization isn't so interesting for "pets", and some aspects
(lack of man pages!) are probably actively unwanted.
Also, I know you know this but just as a general clarification: the cloud
image isn't currently using NetworkManager anyway but is using the good ol'
Matthew Miller -- Fedora Project -- <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
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