[Mageia-dev] base system size for next beta1
andr55 at laposte.net
Fri Mar 18 08:05:45 CET 2011
Anne nicolas a écrit :
> Hi there
> We've had quite a lot of comments, proved or not, about base system
> size. Looks like it's growing much too fast. So one job for next beta
> would be to investigate on this:
> - check real size
> - check deps
> - check rpmsrate for isos
> Comments welcome
In principle, I think it should be something required by virtually any
working Mageia system.
I notice that there is a "basesystem-minimal" and a "basesystem", which
adds requires "kernel" and "bootloader" ?!
(Both of which seem kind of essential ;) )
We should probably drop the distinction. (They are in the same source
task package anyway.)
If we keep the distinction, we could make "basesystem" optional, and
include not-absolutely-necessary-but-almost type packages. This would
make it easier to reduce "basesystem-minimal" in size.
(We could then maybe change the names to "basesystem" and
"basesystem-plus" ? )
At first glance, most of the requires seem pretty basic to any realistic
minimal Linux system.
The only thing I notice that is optional and somewhat big is vim (some
20M), but some sort of editor is needed. And it is pretty standard in
*nix type environments. (Not my favorite, but even I know how to use vim.)
We could always find an alternative, but it has to function without X.
We could save a lot of space without the bootloader and the kernel, but
that would make it _really_ hard to get up and running :)
In sum, it's not apparent how we could save much space.
my (meandering) 2 cents :)
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