[Mageia-dev] [RFC] debloating minimal system

Guillaume Rousse guillomovitch at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 15:00:56 CEST 2011

Le 14/09/2011 14:23, Thierry Vignaud a écrit :
> On 14 September 2011 14:04, Guillaume Rousse<guillomovitch at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Le 14/09/2011 13:40, Thierry Vignaud a écrit :
>>> Likewise due to widespread suggests among perl modules, we bring quite
>>> a lot of perl modules:
>>> urpmi ->    perl-Hal-Cdroms ->    Net-DBus ->    XML-Twig ->    XML-Parser ->    LWP
>>> ->    perl-libwww-perl ->    HTTP::Negotiate ->    HTTP::Negotiate ->
>>> HTTP::Message
>> Automatic dependencies computing result... The algorithm used here can't
>> figure if a module used anywhere in the source is always used, or only in
>> specific occasion.
>> I see two potential links that could get turned in soft dependencies here:
>> - urpmi ->    perl-Hal-Cdroms, but urpmi should probably get modified to
>> ensure a graceful failure if the user tries to use a cdrom, while
>> Hal::Cdroms is not installed.
> It's already a suggests and urpmi already handles smoothly its absence.
> But we could remove altogether that suggests and only install it in case
> of DVD install.
Well, a suggest is OK for me. People concerned about minimal system can 
can usually figure how to not install suggested package.
BOFH excuse #173:

Recursive traversal of loopback mount points

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