Removing packages - slimming server
debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Sat Mar 18 15:22:07 UTC 2006
Aryanto Rachmad wrote:
> Package Arch Version Repository Size
> wireless-tools i386 1:28-0.pre13.5.1 installed 231 k
> Removing for dependencies:
> NetworkManager i386 0.6.0-2 installed 1.1 M
> authconfig i386 5.2.2-1 installed 1.2 M
> authconfig-gtk i386 5.2.2-1 installed 158 k
> rhpl i386 0.185-1 installed 910 k
> system-config-date noarch 1.8.2-1 installed 2.2 M
> system-config-keyboard noarch 1.2.7-1.1 installed 168 k
> system-config-keyboard noarch 1.2.6-2 installed 134 k
> system-config-language noarch 1.1.11-1 installed 137 k
> system-config-lvm noarch 1.0.13-1.0 installed 2.4 M
> system-config-mouse noarch 1.2.11-1 installed 200 k
> system-config-network noarch 1.3.30-2.1 installed 2.1 M
> system-config-network-tui noarch 1.3.30-2.1 installed 3.8 M
> system-config-rootpassword noarch 1.1.7-2 installed 86 k
> system-config-rootpassword noarch 1.1.8-1.1 installed 105 k
> system-config-soundcard noarch 1.2.16-2 installed 1.4 M
> system-config-users noarch 1.2.42-1 installed 1.1 M
> up2date i386 4.4.23-4.2.1 installed 6.1 M
> Transaction Summary
> I don't know whether I need those packages or not for a server.
Neither do we.
We don't know what you want to serve, or to whom. I can imagine a server
requiring stuff you're trying to remove. I can also imagine a server
requiring almost none of the packages above (depending on the skills of
> How to remove only specific packages without removing all the dependencies using yum? Is that a good idea?
> Where can I find detail information about the packages for Fedora, especially why one package dependents on the others?
It's probably not documented anywhere useful:-)
If you want a server with an absolute minimum of extraneous software,
better look at Gentoo or maybe Debian or Ubuntu.
Gentoo, though, will require more skills of the administrator than you
seem to have, and probably the others do too.
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