[SOLVED] Best practice for installing Slackware 14 without X
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Best practice for installing Slackware 14 without X
Hi everyone. Normally when I set up a Slackware server, I include everything in the "kde", "x", and "xap" package groups, and also setup everything in the "l" package group to avoid dependency problems. This time, I'm setting up a new Slackware server that doesn't require X, so I didn't include the "kde", "x", and "xap" groups, but still installed everything in the "l" group. Now I am getting missing dependency errors at startup when rc.M calls /usr/bin/update-gtk-immodules, /usr/bin/update-gdk-pixbuf-loaders, and /usr/bin/update-pango-querymodules, looking for libraries included in the "x" package group. Not needing any of these packages, I removed them with slackpkg, which got rid of the startup errors, but then realized that there are other X specific packages in the "l" package group that are not needed if X is not installed, such as Qt.
Just wondering what everyone else does when they install a system that doesn't need X? Am I better off only installing actual needed libraries from the "l" group?
Do note that even though your server itself might not have a proper screen, you might need X-libraries to install certain products. I know for a fact that Sybase needs to be installed (remotely) via a GUI program. I'm almost certain that Oracle does too. In the end, trying to exclude certain packages "just because it's a server" will likely be counterproductive.