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Referring back to this link Full Installation of Latex in Fedora, I noticed that 1 full Gigabyte is needed in my Fedora 21 system in order to install it. But, I am sure I don't need all the packages. A good example of this would be all packages other than English language which are not needed. I am just wondering if there is a much smaller version of a full Latex which would be operational and functioning without need of installing all other languages. Please let me know if I have to use a particular installation method to avoid installing unnecessary packages.

Your Help is greatly appreciated,

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    It is actually the doc and source and fonts folders that take up most of the space. If you delete those, you'd have a very small install, but have no on-system documentation and no usable fonts for pdfTeX (but could use your own .otf and .ttf fonts with XeTeX and LuaTeX, via, say, xelatex and lualatex). This would mean installing everything, then deleting the folders you don't want. The language stuff is not that big of deal in terms of size. (Note that I'm not recommending this -- what's 1GB? -- just noting that you could do it [carefully].) – jon Apr 16 '16 at 18:37
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    No, he's really recommending that you install the 1Gb and leave it as is. Compare: the cost of your time to remove things safely vs the cost of (less than) 1Gb. – Brent.Longborough Apr 16 '16 at 18:47
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    Yes -- if absolutely necessary. On my version of TeX Live (2015), the largest directory is doc/, which is 1.9 GB, so that would clear up a lot of space. fonts/ is next at 1.7 GB, though I don't recommend getting rid of that one. source/ is 258MB, which is also not strictly needed. And as Brent.Longborough points out: is 1GB that crucial on your drive? – jon Apr 16 '16 at 18:48
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    I strongly suggest to use the full install, even if this means about 4.6 GB -- it's good to have the full bunch of packages and regular fonts on the disk instead of post-install every time something is missing – user31729 Apr 16 '16 at 20:37
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    Do not delete the directories if you use yum to install. If you use upstream's installer and install into /usr/local that's one thing. If you use dnf (yum is deprecated), the relevant directories are managed by your distro's package manager and you should not add or remove things manually. Apart from anything else, the directories will reappear periodically when you update the system and relevant packages are updated. – cfr Apr 16 '16 at 21:11
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If you install vanilla texlive (e.g. from https://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html) you can de-select things like documentation and languages you don't need. At the bottom you will always see the required size for your selection:

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