So, given that this is a concern for upstream, I support breaking up the
image into logical parts.
Additionally, what about basing each image on RHAtomic Image and/or
Fedora/CentOS minimal image? That might bring the size down further,
altough it's possible that the packages involved would just re-install
all of that content anyway.
> 1) Drop all packages from rhel-tools that exist only for documentation
> purposes. 
+1 on the idea, I don't understand your paste output though.
> 2) Trim down the included packages to this list: 
> Basically leaves the full capabilities and results in a 476M image which
> is a huge step in the right direction.
No objections in general. We might want to look at breaking this down
further into six contianers:
- build-tools (gcc, git, glibc etc)
- debug-tools (ltrace, gdb, crash, sos, etc.)
- cli-tools (which, bash-completion, tar, etc.)
- admin-tools ( parted, passwd, pciutils, xfsprogs, etc.)
- net-tools (net-tools, ethtool, tcpdump, etc.)
- perf-tools (perf, sysstat, systemtap, etc.)
> 3) Create a dedicated image for sosreport utilities.
> Includes redhat-support-tool, sos, & strace and depending on which base
> image we use it’s either 120M (rhel7-atomic) or 212M (rhel7)
> This may only be appealing on the rhel side of the house, but if there’s
> value for fedora & centos, it would be trivial to also offer it.
sos & strace have appeal, redhat-support-tool less so. For Fedora and
CentOS, I would tend to see those as going into the general tools
package in (2), but don't have strong objections to it being its own
> 4) Optionally create a man pages container.
> I really want feedback to see if anyone thinks this is useful. RPM & yum
> provide a nodocs capability, but they lack a docs only setting which is
> what we need. It works quite well to tar up the man-db for our existing
> rhel-tools image and inject it in our minimal base image. This results
> in a docs only container that’s ~100M on disk. It would be a slight
> hacky process to release something like this, but we could do it. I just
I'm in favor of a man pages contianer, but it might violate FLIBS policy.
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