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Bug 79340 - RFE: debloat ghostscript rpm
RFE: debloat ghostscript rpm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-12-10 09:33 EST by giulioo
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-10 09:55:25 EST
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Description giulioo 2002-12-10 09:33:01 EST
Installing ghostscript is becoming a nightmare :-)
I know disk space is cheap but this is disturbing.

Please, consider:
1) subpackage the asian stuff (/usr/share/ghostscript/Resource/,
/usr/share/ghostscript/7.05/vflib/) which is great part of the size of the rpm
2) put VFLIB2 dependency in the new subpackage
3) please, see if there's another way to handle Omni. Requiring to install Omni
(17MB) just to use gs is too much. What if I don't have a printer or a printer
which is not handled by Omni?
4) What's the purpose of libgs.so.7.0? If some prog uses it, can't gs use it too
so that we don't get 3.5MB twice?

I use gs only as a rip for HylaFAX, see my problem? :-)
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-12-10 09:53:30 EST
It's easy to just not ship libgs.so*.  I'll do that in the next build.

There isn't any other way to handle Omni; hopefully they will choose to follow
an IJS route in future, in which case it can be subpackaged then.

Leaving this open for the other points for the moment.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2003-04-07 11:12:57 EDT
Removed Omni dependency in CVS.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2004-12-10 09:55:25 EST
VFlib2 also removed (altogether).

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