Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79340
RFE: debloat ghostscript rpm
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:57 EDT
Installing ghostscript is becoming a nightmare :-)
I know disk space is cheap but this is disturbing.
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? :-)
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.
Removed Omni dependency in CVS.
VFlib2 also removed (altogether).