Does installing gnome software like gnome disks in a fedora39 template bring in all the gnome runtime?

I’m just wondering since gnome is like a whole family does installing 1 thing like gnome disks require you to install unnecessary dependencies they expect you to have to run gnome apps, kinda like a whole java runtime just to run java apps? or if i install gnome disks is it just installing gnome disks standalone without baggage?

Not necessarily. You could query dependencies of each package prior to installation:

dnf repoquery --depends gnome-disk-utility

Many of its dependencies might be shared with XFCE.

Yes. It is not like you are to installing the whole gnome-desktop group (dnf group install ...) in this case. Just a small subset of it (i.e. gnome-disk-utility).

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