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Re: what requires fedora-release-notes



Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 11:24 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > Peter Vrabec (pvrabec redhat com) said: 
> > > Hi folks,

> > > why does fedora-release require fedora-release-notes? There are
> > > different aims to adjust package dependencies for security or
> > > minimal installation reasons. For example:
> > > 
> > > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Server
> > > 
> > > I'm wondering if we can avoid fedora-release-notes in minimal
> > > installation.
> > > 
> > > fedora-release-notes ~ 5MB

> > Upgrades from prior releases where the release notes were in
> > fedora-release, IIRC. There may be other reasons.

> The spec has this comment:
> 
> # We require release notes to make sure that they don't get dropped during
> # upgrades, and just because we always want the release notes available
> # instead of explicitly asked for
> 
> I do believe this rational came from Jeremy Katz when I took over
> fedora-release and we split out the release notes from that package.

Sounds reasonable.

> I would certainly entertain revisiting this issue.

Wouldn't it be enough to make it part of the "default package set"? So if
you don't want it (minimal system, LiveCD, ...) you can leave it out
without jumping through hoops.
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