On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 03:31:05PM -0500, Fredrich Maney wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Edward Pilatowicz
> <edward.pilatow...@sun.com> wrote:
> > well, certainly you could remove packages, but why bother.
> > disk space is cheap.
> > ed
> For the same reasons that you don't install unneeded packages in the
> first place: security, stability and space.
imho, most of the time these are false optimizations that are not worth
the risk and/or trouble.
wrt space, disk space is cheap. i'd also recommend installing your
zones on compressed zfs filesystems, which will automatically reduce the
wrt stability, i don't see how having unused stuff on disk has any
impact on stability. it's more likely that removing stuff will reduce
stability by accidently removing something you might need in the future.
wrt security. unless there is some suid binaries in the packages your
removing, i don't really see how security is impacted.
of course it's all about tradeoffs. if you have infinite free
labor/time, and disk space is all that matters to you, then feel free to
burn that labor/time eliminating everything you don't need.
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