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Re: How to shrink the lorax install image ?


Seth, but lots of packages can decide if something is installed or not and selectively disable features during runtime. 

Unfortunately, RPM doesn't support this, so especially desktop packages list lot of non essential stuff in Depends field. We do not have anything like recommended or optional fields in rpm/yum so we end up installing many files, which are useful but not neccessary.

Of course, there might be a case of completely wrong dependency as well...

Martin Sivák
msivak redhat com
Red Hat Czech
Anaconda team / Brno, CZ

----- "Seth Vidal" <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:

> On Fri, 21 May 2010, Martin Gracik wrote:
> > Yeah, sorting by size is a good idea, here's the list sorted by
> size, biggest first
> >
> > http://mgracik.fedorapeople.org/install_image_diff_by_size.txt
> >
> > About the qt, you're right, yum installs a lot of dependency stuff,
> which is not needed,
> > removing these dependencies can make the install tree smaller too.
> I just want to make sure we're talking about a packaging issue and not
> a 
> depsolving issue, right?
> If yum installs it and it is a dependency then, by definition, it is 
> needed.
> If it the dependency is wrong then you'll need to take that up with
> the 
> pkg maintainers?
> thanks,
> -sv
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