Friday, August 20, 2021

[fedora-arm] Re: Issue with F35 armhfp Fedora server image

On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 1:28 PM Peter Boy <> wrote:
There is a bug against the Federa Server Edition armhfp installation iso


The F35 build exceeds the current max size of 700 mb (by about 20 mb)

There are obviously 2 options:

(a) reduce the size by removing some packages
(b) Determine a new max size

According to my recent experimentation with aarch64 server iso the arm build is a splendid materialization of the current concept of Fedora Server Edition. Therefore, I'm hesitant to remove packages. I would also have no idea which ones could be dispensable. Therefore, from a user/admin perspective, I would opt to set 750 as the new maximum size and  proceed with the current build.

Unfortunately, I am not (yet) familiar with the ARM architecture and have no idea what technical or practical problems or side effects might arise from that.

Therefore I would like to ask the Arm experts here for a recommendation on how to proceed.

In the past, there was some large kernel modules that were not needed that were removed.
(the biggest module actually had a whole kernel built in it.  It was literally as big as the rest of the kernel)

Usually it just requires taking the last build that is small enough, and compare it with the build that is bigger.
And then you hope that it's something obvious like a massive kernel module that snuck in.


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