Minimum Required RPM Packages for Running Fedora

siavash ghiasvand siavash.ghiyasvand at
Fri Jul 16 21:40:04 UTC 2010

> Fedora is not a minimalist distro.  Therefore, you are looking at the
> wrong things.
> If you examine embedded systems, you won't find very many Fedora based
> verses, say debian.
> Cisco makes home market routers that have 8MB ROM to store the OS.  Try
> that with Fedora sometime. :)
> Much of the work of getting Linux on smart-phones, such as Android, is
> getting it to run in tight spaces.
> The purpose of Fedora is stated on the Fedora pages very succinctly.  It
> is NOT for embedded systems, but has two priorities, in this order:
> 1. Server class systems
> 2. Desktop class systems.
> Having said all of that, I myself have made embedded systems with a
> Fedora base.
> If you allow 256MB RAM (or more), and 512MB swap, rpm database, yum
> intact (for updates) and most generic utilities (not busybox), you will
> end up with close to 400 rpms, and require nearly 2GB of disk space to
> accommodate OS, swap, and have room for some data.  Since my
> requirements at the time were to run it on a 2GB compact flash card,
> that worked perfectly.
> If you trim it below that, its no longer really Fedora.  It becomes a
> custom distro, based upon Fedora, that you have spent a lot of time to
> build! :)
> There are a lot of those, by the way.  Moblin, and now Moblin + Maemo ==
> MeeGo, started life as Fedora, but you wouldn't recognize it now!
> Good Luck!

Hi phil,

We can assume that, this is just another linux distro (as you said)
like other thousands linux distros which were released till now.
BTW, Thank you for this valuable information.
and Good Luck ;)


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