[Mageia-dev] Minimal package number at first install

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 10:34:10 CEST 2011

On 28 August 2011 10:21, Xuo <xuoy at free.fr> wrote:
> I've just installed mageia-1 with the minimal number of packages (without
> urpmi) as it is possible to select during install.
> Then the required disk space used is about 660Mb !!
> I am not a specialist, but isn't it possible to have a "real" minimal number
> of packages installed ? For example, FreeNas is about 100Mb large.
> I can give the list of the installed packages but I don't know which ones I
> could remove (if it is possible to remove any of them).
> For me, the minimal list should be :

There's ongoing effort to reduce that (for mageia 2).
See https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=609

Currently installing basesystem w/o suggests results in:

255MB of additional disk space will be used.
91MB of packages will be retrieved.
Proceed with the installation of the 201 packages? (Y/n)

(modulo a little less space if you only choose a coule locales)

Feel free to help breaking the require cycles (with and without
suggests ideally)

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