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[SLUG] Re: ubuntu minimalism [was: slug Digest, Vol 7, Issue 50]


On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 07:49:27AM +1000, Peter Chubb wrote:
> >>>>> "Christopher" == Christopher Vance <cjsvance@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
> 
> Christopher> I'd like a trivial way to install a minimal upgradable
> Christopher> system -- say everything required to boot and run
> Christopher> apt-get, and nothing else -- but the ubuntu-minimal
> Christopher> package (+ a kernel) seems to have far more in it than
> Christopher> that.
> 
> Me too.... debootstrap on either Debian unstable or Ubuntu dapper
> installs *heaps* more than that.

Depends on what your definition of "required to boot" is, I guess.  But you
can easily --include and --exclude packages with debootstrap to get exactly
the right level of minimalism.

- Matt