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I have installed the package
texlive-scheme-full. Occasionally, when I perform OS updates (via
dnf update) I need to update n > 5000 packages. This sometimes takes about half an hour or longer and requires hundreds of MB of download volume.
Is there a way I can update my OS, installing only the most important updates, when I don't have the time nor the bandwidth to install everything?
By "most important" I mean packages relating to core functionality of the OS, especially kernel and security relevant packages. Especially unimportant I consider the updates of my tex-distribution.
I have noticed this related question, whose answers appeared a bit cumbersome to me:
Is this the only way to go?