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Old 10-04-2003, 12:57 PM   #1
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A Minimal Installation Question


What I'm interested in is very specific..

I want to have an installation as minimum as possible. But that doesn't mean I want only the base. It has to be a specific kind of minimum.

I want kde, a few programs like web browsers, text editor. I also want all of the neccessary libraries and programs which allow me to install and use other programs which I install. But not the extra 'developer tools' since I do not plan on initially using slack for development. At a later time..maybe.

After installing 9.1 three times, I have been unable to accomplish this. It always seems that I'm missing something like a library or necessary compliling programs (yes, I did put gc on there.) Or something else.

Another thing is that I've heard of 'tagfiles.' Apparently you can get custom ones. The only problem is that I have no idea how to use these tagfiles and where to get the specific tagfiles that I'm looking for (if I even did choose that route.)

So does anybody know how to get that kind of an installation up?

-Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 01:41 PM   #2
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well you could have installed everything first, then uninstall those unwanted packages later .. its just a matter of

#removepkg

when I was using slack 8.0, I did'n install kde at all since I use gnome (and enlightenment a lot), the space used was below 1 Gb
 
Old 10-04-2003, 05:45 PM   #3
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thats a pretty good idea, but too much fuss.

I changed my mind about KDE, by the way. Loaded up fluxbox and it's great

Also, I'm thinking about going the way of vector, but if possible, I'd like to remain as pure slack as possible. The reason is because I plan on making a specialized live-cd once I get everything up and running.

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