[Mageia-dev] installing minimal is not really that minimal

Matthew Dawkins mattydaw at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 16:22:18 CET 2012

On Mar 23, 2012 3:41 AM, "Wolfgang Bornath" <molch.b at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2012/3/23 Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com>:
> > I've asked previously if we want a firewall installed before summary,
anne &
> > blino said it was OK
> Nice! And how is the user supposed to avoid installing a firewall with
> all those dependencies if he does not need it (ie if the firewall
> functions are handled by another device in the LAN?)? I see no sense
> having a firewall with all dependencies on all my machines in the LAN
> when there is a dedicated device/pc for this function. So why not
> leave that to the summary (or an extra question) during installer and
> then install the necessary packages according to the answer (yes or
> no)?
> --
> wobo

If interested, I did a lot of what I called thinning of the distro for mdv
to get my UL CLI isos down to 100MB.

There's not just one point in the dep chain that starts the deluge of
unnecessary pkgs.
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