On Monday 18 April 2005 23:26, Joey Hess wrote: > Frans Pop wrote: > > While checking the sizes I noticed the following: > > - The Print server task is completely broken as it will pull in X and > > Gnome: the task has foomatic-gui which depends python-gnome2 which > > ... > > How do you get from there to "completly broken"? > > > - Same goes for SQL server task which will pull in X because of > > pgaccess which depends on tk8.3 which depends on xlibs... > > IMHO this is completely broken for server tasks. > > <shrug>, I have many servers with bits of X installed, if they don't > have to run an X server, this seems acceptible, it's just another > library set. Right. A "few libraries" would probably be acceptable to me as well (although I'd prefer to not get any X when installing a server task). The actual print server related packages total just under 80MB. Dragging in 90MB (installed size) worth of X and Gnome when selecting a printer task from tasksel for an old 486 or Pentium that was supposed to be a lightweight server, is broken in my book. The SQL task loses almost 30MB when pgaccess is deselected. AFAICT pgaccess is a _client_ application used to query a Postgress _server_.
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