Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127834
Wastes / with >12MB of unneeded files
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:07:52 EST
Description of problem:
The kernel package contains lots of files under /lib/modules/*/build.
These files are unneeded for normal operation and should be
* either in a separate subpackage, and/or
* by placed under /usr/src/linux-<ver>/ which would be linked to
Current package wastes lots of space in the root-filesystem and there
is no way to prevent this. With the methods above, administrator could
either skip installation of the extra-package, add /usr/src to
%_netsharedpath or place /usr/src on a filesystem with more space.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
the convenience of the current method outweighs the 12Mb cost; 12Mb is
Usually, you have multiple kernel-versions installed (default-setup of
apt and yum). So it can happen, that you waste 40-60 MB on a 150 MB
sized / filesystem.
And I do not see the advantages of the current method against symlinks
into /usr/src or a separate subpackage.
there is no such cumulative waste since these files are hardlinked to
ok, some files get hardlinked indeed. But / is still the wrong place
for development headers and should be used only for files which are
needed to bring the system up.
Therefore, please relocate/remove the kernel-header from /lib.
can we fix this for FC4 please?
Reassigning to Dave Jones since the Fedora kernel is no longer maintained by
Arjan Van De Ven
This was fixed a long time ago with the kernel-devel of FC4+