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Re: PROPOSAL: Core size reduction "bug day"

Marius Andreiana wrote:

On Sat, 2004-07-24 at 13:21 +0000, Willem Riede wrote:

Right. And because there could be rpm dependencies between packages from
the "old" Extras on the "old" Core, that might not be satisfied by the
"new" Core post-upgrade, there ought to be a really convenient way to
upgrade Extras at the same time, either by Anaconda itself or by

Remember that not everyone has internet access. The Core should work by
itself, no internet access require to have a full install working from
core CDs.

That's one of my biggest concerns.. Take for example KDE , which people suggested going to extras. I know many KDE users with dialup connections (which is very common here in Brazil). Usually they get their install media from a friend who has broadband connection (or buy the cds online) and they dont want to download anything else besides the security updates. For them , downloading all the KDE rpms would be something very hard.
One thing that would be interesting would be anaconda (or firstboot) supporting the extra CDs. Then , those who want KDE download the core CDs and the Extras CD that contains KDE.
I agree with what someone said before on this thread. To reduce Core , we need :
1 - to find what is used by a great part of the users and what is considered a niche software.
2 - define the use of Core. (If it's a desktop install , workstation, server , etc) .

With these two things , we can then create a policy to decide what goes into and what leaves the Core cds...

Pedro Macedo

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