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Re: only critical packages in minimal installation



On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Matthew Saltzman wrote:

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, M. Fioretti wrote:
  [...]
Of course, this doesn't address the RAM/CPU issue, but it does help
substantially with the disk space issue.  My little 486 laptop does yeoman
duty as a DSL firewall/router, and it doesn't need docs or man pages to do
that.  It does have barely enough RAM, but recent versions of Anaconda
don't run on many 486's.  My last upgrade was to install RH7.3 with the
RULE installer (which worked great).

Another way to address the disk space issue is to replace non-essential directories with symbolic links to a copies moved to an NFS server. This allows me to do updates in the usual way without encountering space constraints. The server is also used to store updates, and is not
required for normal operation.

It would be nice to be able to configure such systems (e.g., into
a tree that could be rsync'ed onto the target machine) using all the
tools available on a larger machine.  Even better would be a way to
test the new configuration with a VM configured to match the target
hardware.

--
George N. White III  <aa056 chebucto ns ca>
  Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada




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