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Re: 2009-04-21 - Fedora Test Day - Minimal platform

James Laska wrote, On 04/20/2009 11:03 PM:
Greetings testers,

Calling all package gurus and dependency junkies!  The Fedora 11
MinimalPlatform feature [1] aims to provide a tiny installation package
set by identifying unwanted deps from @Core and related groups.  As
described in the feature page, the benefits to Fedora include:

      * Security - lower the attack surface by installing only necessary
      * Performance - faster installation and less running services
      * Storage - installation is less than 500MB

There will also be several new tools available to help navigate
dependencies, including rpmreaper and rpm2comps.
Come join #fedora-qa this Tuesday, April 21 2009 to help put an end to
deps creep.  Test cases and a Fedora live image will be available to aid
testing. Stay tuned for more details are available at


[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/MinimalPlatform

Join us today, we have lot of work to do :)

Side goal of this event is also to open discussion and as an output improve set of best practices how to handle with dependencies and subpackages. This is partly defined in packaging guidelines, but just for -doc -static -devel. I might be beneficial to implement wider and stricter rules. Ideally if some rpmlint plugin can check whether the srpm is correctly divided into subpackages.


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