Why do I need mDNSResponder/howl?

Rodolfo J. Paiz rpaiz at simpaticus.com
Fri Jan 14 17:35:11 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 11:27 -0600, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> On an example, the size of installed Core+Base system (both number of 
> RPMs installed, and disk space needed) has doubled since Red Hat 7.3. 
> 99% of additional stuff is nothing but garbage that should be removed 
> from Core and Base groups.  I've filled bug report on bugzilla last 
> November, if anybody would like to follow up:
>     https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=139364
> There's also another thing tackled in that bug report.  Once upon a 
> time, it was possible to install only Core group (by doing %packages 
> --no-base in kickstart config file).  It seems that nowdays the option 
> is ignored.  As if somebody wants to force us to have bloated systems...

Hey, Aleksandar:

Please, pretty please... could you read through the "Bare-Bones Server
HOWTO" on Simpaticus.com [1] and give me your feedback on the package
removal suggestions?

[1] http://www.simpaticus.com/linux/barebones-server-howto.php

As I've noted recently, I am trying to create a comps.xml file for FC4
that will substantially reduce the Minimal install and eliminate all of
these packages. I can use all the help I can get! Overall I've managed
to eliminate nearly 120 packages from FC3's minimal install, which means
almost 200MB of space recovered.

But there may be things I missed, and there may be more ways to improve,
and besides, I still don't really understand the comps.xml file all that
well. :-)


Rodolfo J. Paiz <rpaiz at simpaticus.com>

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