What to do with lm_sensors and other server hardware support packages?

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Tue Nov 17 20:47:10 UTC 2015


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We currently include the following packages in the default server install:

* lm_sensors
* openhpi
* smp_utils

Of these packages, lm_sensors pulls in 33MB of dependencies (mostly
PERL, including the PERL interpreter). I'm not personally sure if
there's sufficient value in lm_sensors to justify installing it by
default. (Pulling in an entire language interpreter just to support
this one package seems like overkill).

openhpi and smp_utils are far more self-contained. openhpi pulls in
net-snmp-libs and libsysfs, while smp_utils doesn't have any
additional deps that aren't already part of the basic system.

That said, I'd like to know what people think about moving the
@server-hardware-support group out of the mandatory install set and
into the optional install set. All together, we're looking at about
43MB of on-disk usage for these three packages and their dependencies
(above the packages in the minimal install).
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