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Old 03-14-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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How do I do a slim slackware installtion?


Hi, I really want slackware, But I don't want the enormous amount of programs that comes with it. How can I strip it down as much as possible, so I only have the basic compilers and a internet connection, without destroying it?

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Old 03-14-2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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Using its installation tool (pkgtool) you can manually pick and choose exactly what you want or don't want. There's like 3 gb or so of it all, but surely you could remove like 80% of it maybe, as long as you keep the basic libraries and other stuff it will need to run.
As for that stuff that is absolutely essential, I'd be the wrong person to try and explain, but probably someone else around here has a good idea of what is absolutely needed.
Pkgtool is very informative, and it may/likely be able to select pretty much what is really needed once you select the basic packages.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 11:15 AM   #3
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So I can run the same installation program after the installation? And remove and add stuff?
 
Old 03-14-2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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Yes, you can certainly ADD more stuff very easily, yes.
As for removing stuff or adding stuff, you can do it from the command line too, with the command, for example:

removepkg gaim
or
installpkg packagename-1.2.3-blah.tgz

The first example would remove Gaim and everything that was installed with it.
The second one would install a slackware-packaged (.tgz) archive.

And to run the entire setup version of the installer, just type pkgtool at a command line, and the graphical (textual really) installer will pop up in the console.

It really is a very efficient package managing system.
If you want to use pkgtool to install stuff from a disc, or a folder somewhere, just havigate to the disc or folder, type pkgtool at a command line, and presto!
Also, lets say you go "remove-crazy" and remove too much stuff, or remove something critical.. Then you boot your CD, run the installer again, pick your destination partition, and re-select the stuff you need for reinstallation, and presto. Fixed

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Old 03-14-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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Hi

How slim do you want it?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=518905

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Old 03-14-2007, 11:34 AM   #6
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Awesome Samac, thanks for adding that link
 
Old 03-14-2007, 11:38 AM   #7
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Your very welcome GrapefruiTgirl
 
Old 03-14-2007, 11:52 AM   #8
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Thanks for the installation tip grape and the link samac. I want it to be be slim enough to only have the absolute basic set of tools and as little stuff with x and fluxbox. Then I want to add stuff when I need them.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 11:56 AM   #9
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No worries, you're welcome from all of us I'm sure happy future slackin' hopefully!
 
  


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