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Re: further package removals/potential package removals

On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 05:31:37AM +0100, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> The gnupg -> (perl,openldap) deps *are* a problem, because they are not
> needed for the gnupg core functionality but only for two extra programs,
> which are unused on most systems.

Agreed. I dislike having perl on systems I run because then people do
disgusting things like use it.

> problem also. But nevertheless, the deps should be cut. A candidate would
> be 'pam' which brings 'glib2' in, or all the packages with 'Requires:

glib2 is used by a lot of stuff nowdays because it provides stuff like
real string libraries for C - its not too huge either

> kernel>=2.6' which should be either removed or rewritten to 'Conflicts:
> kernel<2.6'.


> I might be wrong (I do not have time to verify it now) but afair, on my
> last FC3 installation, the language selection in anaconda had no influence
> on %_install_langs but sets some value in /etc/sysconfig/i18n only.

Correct nowdays. The big problem there is openoffice though

> and more the Gnome UI guidelines so that there is no room for useful
> features. Existing ones like package selection or detailed progress
> reports were removed already.


"a complex, complicated design for some facility in a software or hardware
 product is usually not an indication of great skill and maturity on the part
 of the designer. Rather, it is typically evidence of lack of maturity, lack
 of insight, lack of understanding of the costs of complexity, and failure to
 see the problem in its larger context." -- Dan Murphy

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