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Old 04-21-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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comps package, hdlist hdlist2?

the comps package is 40MB on my system. What is it used for? Is it generally needed cause I'd like to remove it. The purpose of the box is a web server.

rpm -qi comps-4.4CENTOS-0.20060823
"Comps file and header lists for the CentOS distribution"

'yum remove' on the package does not complain about any dependencies
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You can use "rpm -ql comps-4.4CENTOS-0.20060823" to list the contents of the package.

It may be a compatibility package. I'm not using centos, but I would guess that it might be a compatibility package to enable installing kernel modules after a minor kernel update. This is just a guess however.


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