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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.
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.
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.