Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 352291
FutureFeature: Break big KDE packages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:20 EST
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Description of problem:
KDE rpms contain many applications that in many cases are not needed. However if you want to use for example kcoloredit you must install the whole kdegraphics package and therefore kfax, kpdf, kruler etc.
Would it be possible to brake those big rpms into smaller ones each of which will contain only the needed up?
This would be good for the user since he wouldn't end up with an overbloated desktop and would save him bandwidth as well when a single pakage is upgraded.
Take a look at this link from archlinux kdemod for example http://kdemod.ath.cx/features.html#packages
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It's a future request..
If you really want this, please join the KDE SIG,
to discuss, plan, and help work on it to make it happen.
Else, make proposals to fedora-devel mailing list.
Bugzilla simply isn't the proper forum, closing...
In general, however, fedora follows upstream. upstream kde packages monolithic
tarballs, so fedora's packaging follows suit. Hence, status quo.
In defense of your original request, it's not an unreasonable one, but one that
would require a lot of time and energy, stuff which our current package
maintainers don't have much to spare. This is where I was coming from in
suggesting that you consider participating and contributing to the process.