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Re: Fedora minimal install option

Wow. This should be integrated in Fedora Core!

If some people would like the Minimum Install as it is today, maybe a
new group called: "Bare Bones" could be created to achieve this
fantastic reduction of the install base!


On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 19:32, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> m a young durham ac uk (M A Young) writes:
> > [... minimal FC1 installation ...]
> > The absolute minimum presumably consists of a handful of key packages
> > (such as kernel, glibc, initscripts) plus any dependent packages, which
> > prbably comes to 2-300 Mb, though this may be too minimal to do anything
> > with.
> The Absolute (non-empty) minimum are 6 packages (glibc, glibc-common,
> tzdata, basesystem, filesystem, setup). The next step are 56 packages[1]
> which are needing 71 MiB (installed languages: C,de,en,es,fr); an oldish
> deptree of them is available at
>    http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/~ensc/rpmDirectoryCheck/results/rpm.png
> Then, adding the kernel + its deps, you will end in 63 packages which
> are taking 104 MiB. There is a potential to reduce this numbers by
> omitting all non-C languages, but rpm has a bug[2] which prevents this.
> Numbers are valid for Fedora Core 1 + current updates.
> Enrico
> Footnotes: 
> [1]  based on the apt rpmpriority file available at
>      http://savannah.nongnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/util-vserver/util-vserver/distrib/fc1/apt/rpmpriorities?rev=HEAD
> [2]  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=108686
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+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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