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Old 09-08-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
Randall Slack
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Find The Bloat! Samba file-print server!


Hi all,

i'm about to set up my first print-file server with slack10.1 and before i kick off, i made a quick selection already of the packages i think i might need.

Before i will start digging in the smb.conf manuals i would like to ask anyone who has a spare moment play the game "find the bloat" and to have a quick look at my tagfiles and to comment if there are packages that are not needed at all or maybe some missing.
I already installed this and it basically boots without any errors but just to be sure i would appreciate some second opinions from the experts and my fellow newbie's.

The purpose of the server is to provide file and print services to about a dozen windows clients, use the floppy and dvd devices, and make some backups of the shares now and then. It would also be nice to be able to log in for maintenance from a remote location.

aaa_base: ADD
aaa_elflibs: ADD
acpid: ADD
bash: ADD
bin: ADD
bzip2: ADD
coreutils: ADD
cpio: ADD
cxxlibs: ADD
dcron: ADD
devs: ADD
e2fsprogs: ADD
etc: ADD
findutils: ADD
floppy: ADD
gawk: ADD
genpower: ADD (SKP?)
getty-ps: ADD
glibc-solibs: ADD
glibc-zoneinfo: ADD
grep: ADD
gzip: ADD
hdparm: ADD
hotplug: ADD
infozip: ADD
kernel-ide: ADD
kernel-modules: ADD
less: ADD
lilo: ADD
logrotate: ADD
module-init-tools: ADD
openssl-solibs: ADD
pciutils: ADD
pkgtools: ADD
procps: ADD
reiserfsprogs: ADD
sed: ADD
shadow: ADD
slocate: ADD
smartmontools: ADD
sysklogd: ADD
syslinux: ADD
sysvinit: ADD (SKP?)
tar: ADD
tcsh: ADD
udev: ADD
umsdos-progs: ADD
usbutils: ADD
utempter: ADD
util-linux: ADD
ash: ADD
at: ADD
bc: ADD
cdparanoia: ADD (SKP?)
cdrdao: ADD (SKP?)
cdrtools: ADD
dvd+rw-tools: ADD
enscript: ADD (SKP?)
gnu-gs-fonts: ADD (SKP?)
lsof: ADD
mc: ADD
mdadm: ADD
quota: ADD
raidtools: ADD
sudo: ADD
vim: ADD
kernel-source: ADD
gdbm: ADD
startup-notification: ADD
autofs: ADD (SKP?)
curl: ADD
dhcp: ADD
inetd: ADD
iproute2: ADD
iptables: ADD
iptraf: ADD
nc: ADD
nmap: ADD
ntp: ADD
ppp: ADD (SKP?)
rp-pppoe: ADD (SKP?)
rsync: ADD
samba: ADD
stunnel: ADD
tcpdump: ADD
tcpip: ADD
tin: ADD (SKP?)
traceroute: ADD
wget: ADD

Last edited by Randall Slack; 09-11-2005 at 12:39 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 01:44 PM   #2
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cdparanoia and cdrdao are for audio cds, i don't think you'll use that.
sysvinit is just for compability with sysv init scripts, it's no needed.
You could also avoid mdadm and raidtools if you're not using them.
I don't think you'll need autofs too, since you're not going to plug stuff too often
The rest seems fine, because you want to have some tools when you login.

Last edited by gbonvehi; 09-08-2005 at 01:46 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 01:52 PM   #3
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thanks!

have selected your suggestion for possible removal, i do have a RAID drive though!
 
Old 09-08-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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Additional Question!

I already have a firewall router, so would an additional firewall on the server be usfull or would it only get in the way without any additional value?
 
Old 09-08-2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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That actually depends on you, some leave that 2nd firewall in case the first one fails. I personally don't do that
 
Old 09-09-2005, 04:03 PM   #6
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If you don't use any dial-up modems, you can remove:

ppp
rp-pppoe

If you don't have a UPS, or don't have one that connects to the computer, you can remove:

genpower

You probably don't need "umsdos-progs" either.

Not sure why you have these:

enscript
gnu-gs-fonts

But maybe you need them for something you didn't mention.

Others that aren't neccessary, but you may want because of your own personal preference:

tin
nc
nmap
mc
 
Old 09-09-2005, 04:15 PM   #7
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Waitaminit... are you in pain? Are you running out of disk space? If the answer is "no" then this not-so-exceptionally-long list of packages hardly matters, and I would be reluctant to start "removing accessories from a moving vehicle." Many of the inter-relationships among Linux packages are rather subtle. Look at the rather long list of entries that LinuxFromScratch lists (bullet-points 5 and 6...) for what is a bare-minimum Linux system! You might inadvertantly cut off your nose in spite of your face .. been there, done that.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 04:10 PM   #8
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First of all thanks to all for having a peek and give some good advice,
will try to start setting up my new server config from here.

Quote:
sysvinit is just for compability with sysv init scripts, it's no needed.
however, don't know why, but when i leave out this one, i get a a kernel panic when booting, simply adding this one to the tagfiles again simply resolves the problem.
 
  


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