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Unwanted RPM dependencies



(Cc'ing all the relevant package maintainers. sorry if
I got someone else by mistake)


We could get rid of a few packages on the OLPC in a cleaner
way if we could loosen dependencies a little.

Some random things I noticed:

- cracklib has a hard dependency on pam.  Is there a way
  we could make it optional?

- mkinitrd depends on lvm2 and dmraid.  Both could easily
  be made optional.

- hal depends on cryptsetup-luks (containing bulky 1.2MB
  static binary in /sbin)

- libuser and GConf2-dbus bring in openldap, which brings
  in cyrus-sasl

Using pristine Fedora packages in OLPC is an advantage for
support and upgrades.  Also, reducing the minimum install
generally benefits other Fedora spins for other small
systems.

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  // Bernardo Innocenti
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