Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1312435
[RFE] provide curl-minimal and libcurl-minimal subpkgs with a lightweight build of curl
Last modified: 2016-04-08 03:42:24 EDT
The curl and libcurl packages, which are both required by dnf, have a lot of run-time dependencies. I propose to maintain curl-minimal and libcurl-minimal subpackages obtained from a conservatively configured build of curl, resulting in a significant reduction of their run-time dependencies. These curl-minimal and libcurl-minimal packages could be then installed as a replacement of curl and libcurl packages to reduce the footprint of minimal installation of Fedora.
An proof of concept is available in the private-kdudka-libcurl-minimal branch:
Proposed at the Fedora Devel mailing-list:
Based on the discussion at the Fedora Devel mailing-list, I came to conclusion that Fedora community is not yet ready for the proposed enhancement of curl packaging. Feel free to reuse my work in the private-kdudka-libcurl-minimal dist-git branch once the political situation changes.