only critical packages in minimal installation

Rui Miguel Seabra rms at
Thu Jun 3 10:21:24 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 11:19 -0600, Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
> At 07:38 5/28/2004, William Hooper wrote:
> >Michael said:
> >
> > > This is pretty high on my b**** list. Couldn't we see some work done on
> > > creating a real minimal install?
> >
> >Sure, get to work.
> >
> >
> About 15 of us already did: please see the archives of the "fedora-minimal" 
> list on my server at

> You can also see a brief description of the results in the initial sections 
> of my alpha-stage "Small Netserver HOWTO" document [1], which I can never 
> seem to get quite finished. The short version of the story is that we 
> managed to knock down FC1 to about 385MB of disk space without losing *any* 
> real functionality. Text mode only, of course. If we had access to some 
> choices like leaving the documentation out of many packages, we could 
> probably get close to 300MB.

There's rpm --excludepath -Fvh bla.rpm

It may help.

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