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Re: Fwd: Update of RPM layout


On 22/12/16 03:29, Michal Schorm wrote:
> Hello all,
> I went through an idea [1] to lighten the server package.
> I tested it, and I found out, I can save about 40MB of space, if I'd
> move all Perl utilites to a standalone subpackage.
> It would make sense to move them, so the users don't need to install
> Perl with the server package.
> Especially in technologies like containers (or cloud images) size matters.

good goal.

> It all depends on how often are those utilities [2] used together with
> the server, sice we don't want to displace importatnt scripts.
> In case, it would look like a good idea, there is also option to move to
> this subpackage other - infrequently used - utilities.
>  -> Q: Hey, Users and Admins, which utilities do you think are essential
> for the server?
> Note:
> It can be solved by soft dependencies, so those utils would be installed
> with the server by default.

A separate extras package is probably sufficient.

> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1205082
> <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1205082>
> [2]
> mysql_find_rows
> mysqlaccess
> mysql_convert_table_format
> mysql_fix_extensions
> mysql_setpermission
> mysql_zap
> mysqldumpslow
> mysqld_multi
> mysqlhotcopy

In 3 years of consulting I have never used any of these tools.

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