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[ironic] [tripleo] IPA images without RPM and YUM/DNF?


Operator may run "rpm --rebuilddb" in case he needs some packages
installed. Alternatively, he may build a new image with rpm/yum databases.

вÑ?, 15 окÑ?. 2019 г. в 11:15, Dmitry Tantsur <dtantsur at>:

> (adding TripleO because of potential effect)
> Hi all,
> I'm working on making ironic-python-agent images smaller than they
> currently are. The proposed patches already reduce the default image (as
> built by IPA-builder) size from around 420 MiB to around 380 MiB.
> My next idea is to get rid of RPM and YUM databases (in case of a
> CentOS/RHEL image). They amount for nearly 100 MiB of the uncompressed
> image:
> $ du -sh var/lib/rpm
> 91M var/lib/rpm
> $ du -sh var/lib/yum
> 6.6M var/lib/yum
> How important for anyone is the ability to install/inspect packages inside
> a ramdisk?
> Dmitry

Sergii Golovatiuk

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