I've been using an Amazon EC2 image (AMI) based on Fedora Core 6 for a long time now, but I would like to update to FC8 or FC10.
The problem is, when I went through the excellent upgrade instructions at ioncannon.net and re-bundled, I ended up with an AMI that had grown from 1.9 GB to 2.4 GB. Similarly, when I tried re-building from scratch using the Amazon FC8 image (
ami-2547a34c), the size was about the same.
Is there something inherently "bigger" about FC8? Did I somehow pick up some new packages that I don't need? Is there any other explanation?