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Old 12-07-2003, 11:02 AM   #1
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minimum installation for compiling


First time, so direct me elsewhere if someone has already answered this

Below is my basic configuration, this is the story:

Trying to install slack 9.1 but nowhere near enough space on my HD.

Want to recompile the kernel so I can get it running smoothly with my laptop and support Ir for my Nokia 6310i (big ideas, little know how; gotta be worth a go!)

Not enough room for KDE AND source code AND development tools for compiling, so...

Removed as much of KDE and Man and HOW TO and FAQ as I could using PKGTOOL (Bearing in mind I don't know what half the packages are for!)

Still loads of errors from 'make xconfig' and 'make menuconfig' so loaded the libraries (now only 32M of space on my HD). 'make config' now loads but WAY too scarey!

So I'm left with a few questions (there are probably loads more that I haven't even seen yet!):

#What are the minimum packages required to run 'xconfig' or 'menuconfig' #at the very least?

#Can I leave my source on my cdrom and link it (or something?) HOW?

#Any advice on minimum packages for slack9.1 so I can run KDE, browse the web and do mail through my Ir. (THEN I'll be able to get rid of Windows 98 and have LOADSA room)!

I hope this is clear enough, I really am not even clear on whether these are the right questions. My only help so far has been Joe Brockmeier's book on installing and configuring Slack (7.1) -Thanks Joe xx
 
Old 12-07-2003, 12:38 PM   #2
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1 GB is rather meager ... I'd suggest you just
remove KDE and X completely while rebuilding
the kernel (kernel tree with compiled sources
will eat about 250MB), install the kernel, remove
the source tree and re-install kde ... I also
don't know what else you have installed that
you probably don't need ...


CHeers,
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Old 12-07-2003, 06:23 PM   #3
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I'm going to be lazy and tell you to install everything in /a, everything in /d, and the kernel source from /k. That should do it. Once you've rebooted with your new kernel and see that it's working fine, remove the source.

Then install whatever else you have room for. As you are quite limited on disk space, I'm going to recomend that you not install any kde packages, and just the gnome libs needed to run gtk aps. Experiment with fluxbox/blackbox and xfce and see if you can get by with just them. That will leave you with much more space to install aps, rather than leaving you stuck with a huge flashy desktop and nothing to run on it.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 06:35 PM   #4
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just curious, have you thought about using a lighter window manager, instead of KDE???

http://blackboxwm.sourceforge.net/

http://www.icewm.org/

http://www.xfce.org/
 
Old 12-07-2003, 06:46 PM   #5
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Oh yeah, you might also want to check out the Rox Desktop. I use the Rox filer with windowmaker on a prehistoric p120 laptop with a 700 meg drive for basic word processing.

You can find it here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/rox/
 
Old 12-07-2003, 07:41 PM   #6
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that rox project looks like really sweet stuff... i was actually looking for a decent, lighter alternative to konqueror (i like blackbox and running the konqueror file manager from within blackbox has always felt "weird", LOL)... also, the concepts that the "rox philosophy" is based upon (from what i've glanced at on their website so far) seem VERY interesting to me...

i'm downloading the rox filer right now to try it out!

great link, velvet elvis!

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