Minimal installation

Rodolfo J. Paiz rpaiz at
Sun Nov 9 05:40:39 UTC 2003

At 21:44 11/8/2003, Michael Kearey wrote:
>>Perhaps a few of us could cooperate on creating this "smallest" install 
>>kickstart file? I will be happy to cooperate, put forth my own efforts, 
>>and maybe put up a web page with the list of packages so that we can 
>>discuss it. Anyone else want to help? Lox, Michael, Jaroslaw... anyone?
>Sure, I will co-operate too. Perhaps test it, put forward my attempts, etc..

Alrighty then, here we go. I have created the "fedora-minimal" mailing list 
at, whose stated purpose is to determine what is the minimum 
PRACTICAL set of packages for a Fedora Core 1 installation.

By "practical" I mean that we do not want a system that just boots and then 
stares at you, having been crippled beyond any ability to do useful work. 
Rather, the search is for a system which is still usable but trimmed of any 
unnecessary fat. This "minimal" system will include the following capabilities:

  - Standard Fedora kernel
  - RPM
  - a bash shell, iptables, other truly basic packages
  - as little else as possible

You can subscribe to the list at which 
is the main list page. Please mail <rpaiz at> directly with any 

I'll be happy to subscribe anyone who requests it or who for any reason has 
trouble doing it personally. Feedback also welcome.

Rodolfo J. Paiz
rpaiz at

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