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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  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.
> It all depends on how often are those utilities  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?
> 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.
>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1205082
In 3 years of consulting I have never used any of these tools.