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Bug 43218 - Xconfigurator is a major disk hog
Xconfigurator is a major disk hog
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-01 17:31 EDT by Alan Cox
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-05 09:51:02 EST
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Description Alan Cox 2001-06-01 17:31:28 EDT
Xconfigurator depends on gtk and gdk_pixbuf. In turn gdk_pixbuf sucks in
half of Gnome. Very annoying on a 340Mb disk when you are trying to setup X
with a lightweight setup. Older Xconfigurators didnt suck in
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-02 04:12:32 EDT
Yes, this should be done in Xt instead.  It will be rewritten to use Xt/Xlib
instead at some point.  It is added to my todo list now, but if someone else
is familiar with Xt/Xlib and feels like working on it, I'm glad to take
patches.  ;o)  Otherwise, I'll hack on it sometime myself.

Thanks for pointing out this suckageness, as I am trying to find all of the
nasties that suck in X on minimal installs.  I've eliminated some nasties,
but this one is certainly one that needs fixing.  If you know of other apps,
etc that suck in X on minimal installs, please let me know.  ssh used to do
that, but I think I've fixed that.  I'm sure there are other probs lurking
as well.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-07 15:04:43 EDT
The gtk library responsible for sucking in GNOME has been split out
into a separate package by hp.  This probably should still be rewritten
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-05 08:47:31 EST
This dependancy hog thing has been resolved has it not?
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-05 08:48:19 EST
That last question was for Havoc by the way... forgot to mention that
as I Cc'd him.
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2001-11-05 09:50:57 EST
There is no dependency issue, only gdk-pixbuf-gnome should suck in gnome,
gdk-pixbuf depends only on GLib and libpng etc.
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-05 22:25:37 EST
Ok, problem solved then, thanks HP.

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