Description of problem:
Trying to install a minimal system is nearly impossible due to insane dependencies
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(incidentally, why fc12? Isn't there a native fc13 package here?)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F13, selecting "minimal install"
2. Install X11, notice that screen size is smaller than it should be
3. yum install system-config-display
Package Arch Version Repository Size
system-config-display x86_64 2.2-1.fc12 fedora 184 k
Installing for dependencies:
control-center-filesystem x86_64 1:2.30.1-2.fc13 updates 48 k
dbus-python x86_64 0.83.0-6.fc12 fedora 175 k
dbus-x11 x86_64 1:1.2.24-1.fc13 fedora 40 k
enchant x86_64 1:1.6.0-1.fc13 fedora 50 k
flac x86_64 1.2.1-6.fc12 fedora 230 k
gnome-icon-theme noarch 188.8.131.52-1.fc13 fedora 8.5 M
gnome-themes noarch 2.30.0-3.fc13 fedora 2.5 M
gstreamer x86_64 0.10.29-2.fc13 updates 791 k
gstreamer-tools x86_64 0.10.29-2.fc13 updates 23 k
gtk2-engines x86_64 2.20.1-1.fc13 fedora 286 k
hunspell x86_64 1.2.8-17.fc13 fedora 177 k
libasyncns x86_64 0.8-1.fc13 fedora 24 k
libcanberra x86_64 0.24-1.fc13 updates 67 k
libcanberra-gtk2 x86_64 0.24-1.fc13 updates 26 k
libnotify x86_64 0.4.5-4.fc13 fedora 35 k
libogg x86_64 2:1.2.0-1.fc13 fedora 21 k
libsexy x86_64 0.1.11-15.fc13 fedora 43 k
libsndfile x86_64 1.0.20-5.fc13 fedora 149 k
libtdb x86_64 1.2.1-2.fc13 fedora 28 k
libvorbis x86_64 1:1.3.1-1.fc13 fedora 201 k
libxfce4util x86_64 4.6.2-1.fc13 updates 114 k
libxfcegui4 x86_64 4.6.4-1.fc13 updates 317 k
libxslt x86_64 1.1.26-1.fc12 fedora 397 k
metacity x86_64 2.30.0-2.fc13 fedora 1.2 M
pulseaudio-libs x86_64 0.9.21-6.fc13 fedora 428 k
pycairo x86_64 1.8.6-2.fc12 fedora 166 k
pygobject2 x86_64 2.21.1-6.fc13 fedora 191 k
pygtk2 x86_64 2.17.0-3.fc13 fedora 992 k
pygtk2-libglade x86_64 2.17.0-3.fc13 fedora 23 k
pyxf86config x86_64 0.3.37-7.fc12 fedora 54 k
rarian x86_64 0.8.1-5.fc12 fedora 92 k
rarian-compat x86_64 0.8.1-5.fc12 fedora 59 k
sound-theme-freedesktop noarch 0.7-2.fc13 fedora 388 k
startup-notification x86_64 0.10-4.fc13 fedora 37 k
usermode x86_64 1.104.2-1.fc13 fedora 189 k
usermode-gtk x86_64 1.104.2-1.fc13 fedora 99 k
xcb-util x86_64 0.3.6-1.fc12 fedora 37 k
xfce4-notifyd x86_64 0.1.0-3.fc12 fedora 56 k
xfconf x86_64 4.6.2-1.fc13 updates 133 k
zenity x86_64 2.30.0-1.fc13 fedora 2.7 M
Install 41 Package(s)
Upgrade 0 Package(s)
Total download size: 21 M
Installed size: 50 M
Is this ok [y/N]: n
You're kidding me, right? I need to be able to play FLAC and Ogg Vorbis audio to be able to configure my X server? I need a spell checker installed? I need to have a specific window manager (one that I don't use) installed? This is insane. What's the point of a minimal install if as soon as you try and install anything, it pulls in the rest of the system anyway with unnecessary dependencies?
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