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Re: OLPC & package dependency growth



On Wed, 2008-07-09 at 09:42 -0400, Daniel Drake wrote:

> I guess some of these extra dependency chains are hard to predict/avoid
> but it would be good to raise awareness here. It would also be great if
> people could help us slim our F9 builds back to acceptable sizes, since
> we are nearing release-candidate phase.

>From what I recall, we (or rather the olpc team) did quite a bit of
dependency pruning back in the F7 timeframe to get the olpc image as
small as it it. Realistically, you'll have to keep fighting this by
filing bugs and pointing out package split candidates, since these deps
have the tendency to grow back.

Matthias


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