Brian C. Lane <firstname.lastname@example.org>
image-minimizer is a script used as an interpreter for kickstart %post sections. It is used to remove rpm packages and individual files from the system that Anaconda has just installed.
It processes a list of commands that tell it which files or rpms to remove, and which to keep.
image-minimizer cmdline arguments¶
usage: image-minimizer [-h] [-i STRING] [--dryrun] [-v] STRING
- -h, --help
show this help message and exit
- -i STRING, --installroot STRING
Root path to prepend to all file patterns and installation root for RPM operations. Defaults to INSTALL_ROOT or /mnt/sysimage/
If set, no filesystem changes are made.
- -v, --verbose
Display every action as it is performed.
Filename to process
You cannot pass any arguments to image-minimizer when using it from the kickstart %post.
When using this from a kickstart the image-minimizer package needs to be available. It is not included on the standard boot.iso, so you will need to include lorax in the %package section. You can use image-minimizer to remove lorax from the install.
If you are using this with livemedia-creator it can be installed on the host system so that lorax isn't needed in the %package list, and it doesn't need to be removed.
Commands are listed one per line, followed by a space, and then by the package, file, or glob. The globs used are Unix style pathname patterns using *, ?, and  character ranges. globbing is implemented using the python glob module.
drop <PATTERN> This will remove files from the installation.
keep <PATTERN> This will keep files, and should follow any drop commands including globs.
droprpm <PATTERN> Remove matching rpm packages. Dependencies are not remove, just individual packages matching the glob.
keeprpm <PATTERN> Do not remove matching rpm packages, it should follow any droprpm commands that include globs.
Example Anaconda %post usage:
%post --interpreter=image-minimizer --nochroot drop /lib/modules/*/kernel/fs keep /lib/modules/*/kernel/fs/ext* keep /lib/modules/*/kernel/fs/mbcache* keep /lib/modules/*/kernel/fs/squashfs droprpm make droprpm mtools droprpm mysql-libs droprpm perl droprpm perl-Pod-* droprpm syslinux keeprpm perl-Pod-Simple # Not needed after image-minimizer is done droprpm lorax %end