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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
firstboot-after-upgrade.


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...

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Pedro Macedo



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