FC5 minimal install includes X(!) and cups

Andrew Lofthouse loftyhauser at fastmail.fm
Tue Jul 4 20:35:03 UTC 2006

Hi all,

I want a very minimal install of FC5, without any X, etc.  I've installed
with all the options in the customize package selection area except "base"
and the install is nearly 1GB!  I've also done an install with everything
unchecked (including base) and the install size is over 750GB.  Both
installs also include several xorg packages, ghostscript, etc.  Why??? A
minimal install shouldn't include all of that extra cruft.  I think that it
might be due to cups dependencies.  IIRC, previous minimal installs of
Fedora were only about 400-500 MB.  So, here's the question:  why does the
minimal install include all of these extra packages that are not necessary
for a text-only system?  And why are the printing packages always installed?
This has been a pet-peeve of mine for the last several versions of
Fedora/Red Hat; printing packages are always installed even if explicitly


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