RFC: Fedora Spin for Scientific Research

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Tue May 31 15:30:32 UTC 2011

Amit Saha (droidery at gmail.com) said: 
> >Or worked in as part of the development group; certainly a good
> >chunk of what you need should be included there.
> By excluding the packages, which I do not want installed is one way
> I can think of. This will eliminate the need to specify certain
> individual packages, but I might have to explicitly exclude more
> packages than I need to explicitly include now.
> Also individual "utilities" like 'rlwrap','screen' will still have
> to be there, since they are either included in a group with other
> packages which wouldn't necessarily be useful for a default install.

My point is - what usage cases are you trying to hit that require
certain utilities, but don't require other ones?

i.e., you want gcc, but you want to exclude automake/autoconf/etc? This
would be overly limiting, in my opinion.

Similarly, insisting on thunderbird but saying that the other utilities
might be too much seems a little odd to me.


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