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Re: F9 Alpha spinning



On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 20:00 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 13:37 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> >> Hans de Goede (j w r degoede hhs nl) said: 
> >>> I'm willing to create proposal patches for any packages on the livecd 
> >>> requiring perl. Can someone with a livecd image handy do "rpm -e perl" on 
> >>> it and see how large the list of dep errors thrown is?
> >> error: Failed dependencies:
> > [snip]
> >> Seems non-trivial.
> > 
> > Also, the live image is supposed to be a comparable experience to a
> > normal install.  Removing something as integral as perl runs pretty
> > counter to that goal.
> > 
> 
> Never mind, foomatic is heavily perl based, so dropping perl is not an option.
> 

On the topic of foomatic, with gutenprint and foomatic, we ship a good
80-90 MB of printer 'drivers'. Mostly extremely bloated xml, so it
should at least compress well...


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