Bug 1312435 - [RFE] provide curl-minimal and libcurl-minimal subpkgs with a lightweight build of curl
[RFE] provide curl-minimal and libcurl-minimal subpkgs with a lightweight bui...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: curl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kamil Dudka
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: FutureFeature
Depends On: 1306559
Blocks: base-minimization
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Reported: 2016-02-26 11:56 EST by Kamil Dudka
Modified: 2016-04-08 03:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-03-21 06:17:37 EDT
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Description Kamil Dudka 2016-02-26 11:56:30 EST
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:
Comment 2 Kamil Dudka 2016-03-21 06:17:37 EDT
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.

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