Tuesday, August 30, 2022

[fedora-arm] Re: Heads-up / for discussion: dnf not working with 1G of RAM or less

On 29-08-2022 19:32, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2022, at 11:12 AM, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 29, 2022, at 11:10 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> There *is* a workaround, BTW - I didn't mention this in my
>>> original mail, and probably should have. At least according to
>>> discussion in the bug, microdnf works OK. So you can use that
>>> instead.
>> Yes, but will you be able to install it? Yes you could go to koji,
>> download the correct RPMs, and have rpm do it without dnf but...
>> that'd be a pretty saucy work around.
> Can microdnf and dnf co-exist? If so, maybe the non-desktops should
> just include microdnf along side dnf? Or is this potentially a trap
> where microdnf can also fail for the same reason (i.e. it's not dnf,
> it's the size of the repo metadata)?

Yes, booth can co-exist. It was proposed at the blocker review
meeting[1] to ship microdnf by default for all spins aimed at
potentially low memory machines.


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