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

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 23 16:27:12 CET 2012

2012/3/23 Matthew Dawkins <mattydaw at gmail.com>:
> 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)?
> 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.

Yes, playing with minimal installation options lately (either by
preset minimum install options or by individual package selections)
many questions arose. I was hoping for steps toward an improvement by
this thread.


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