Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122908
Really minimal Installation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6)
Description of problem:
Fedora Core 2 has the option minimal installation that
installs packages suited for small routers and firewalls.
I think it would be good to have an option to install only those packages
that are needed to start the system.
that will make the fedora installation process highly customizable.
I like the idea behind gentoo. Build the system that suits yuor needs.
Why not borrow that idea and implement it in Fedora?
Now I can delete those unnecessary packages by hand, but this is
I think it's not too difficult to implement this feature.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Start the minimal installation
Fedora is not a "build from source" distribution. If you have
concrete specific changes to be made to help make a more minimal
installation possible, feel free to file those or discuss them on
fedora-devel-list (where the "more minimal" discussion comes up every
month or so, but then no one has actual concrete suggestions for
I have some concrete changes that could be made to make the Fedora "Base System"
installation much more minimal, but I do not want to file ~20 reports.
Could you give me someone who I can contact with a list of packages that should
*not* be installed by default as part of the Base System?
Or can I just list them here? Probably it would be worth reopening this bug
report then ;) I will soon be on vacations, but after I will find some time
(maybe also before, depens on how fast I hear from you).
This also happens with fedora 7 so it would be worth changing the version to it.