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Old 08-24-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
Lexus45
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Thumbs up Slackware minimal system


Hi,friends.

I know that there's an actual question about Slackware minimal installation.

I've read a number of articles about it, one of most famous to my mind is here.

I have my own list of packages to install, to have a core system. And I'd like to share it with you. Maybe it will be useful for anybody.

http://blog.zantsev.com/post/9028233...minimal-system

Regards, Lexus45
 
Old 08-24-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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I have installed in my VPS slackware 13 minimal. And i needed two days to make it work perfect. Minimal Slackware have about 300 MB and the full DVD has on install 5.7 GB with all you need I recomend using the 5.7 GB slackware if you want to start your services in the same day
 
Old 10-01-2010, 03:03 PM   #3
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I have installed in my VPS slackware 13 minimal. And i needed two days to make it work perfect. Minimal Slackware have about 300 MB and the full DVD has on install 5.7 GB with all you need I recomend using the 5.7 GB slackware if you want to start your services in the same day
yup, I also had about 300 MB of disk space used. But 5.7 GB is too much for a server use, to my mind
 
Old 10-05-2010, 10:33 AM   #4
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Slackware minimal installation is not just mini inst, but help me understand what packages in slackware system, thanks for your guide!
 
Old 10-05-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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Minimal system – Slackware jukebox

As I understand a minimal system it’s a collection of the packages allowing to run the machine. In the case of Slackware the minimal system would be the subset of A series. I never tested which packages are essential to run Slackware.

The other thing is a minimal system for concrete purposes. Here I’d like to present you my minimal system for Slackware-based jukebox playing MP3 files.

● A series – all packages except for:
kernel-huge-smp:ADD
kernel-modules-smp:ADD
cups:REC
kernel-generic:REC
kernel-generic-smp:REC

● AP series – six packages:
alsa-utils:REC
diffutils:REC
seejpeg:REC
mc:OPT
mpg321:OPT
sudo:OPT

● D series – one package:
perl:REC

● L series – fourteen packages:
alsa-lib:ADD
glibc:REC
libao:REC
libid3tag:REC
libjpeg:REC
libmad:REC
libogg:REC
libpng:REC
libtiff:REC
libvorbis:REC
ncurses:REC
svgalib:REC
zlib:REC
glibc-i18n:OPT

● N series – eight packages:
iptables:ADD
network-scripts:ADD
cyrus-sasl:REC
net-snmp:REC
portmap:REC
net-tools:OPT
nfs-utils:OPT
rsync:OPT

Additionally I installed moc (music on console) from SlackBuilds.org.

I use:
moc – to play music
seejpeg – to see the album covers
mc – to browse the collection
nfs – to upload the collection
 
Old 10-06-2010, 03:46 AM   #6
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yup, I also had about 300 MB of disk space used. But 5.7 GB is too much for a server use, to my mind
For a VPS 5.7 GB is too much but i have installed in my HP on a 200 GB partition the full 5.7 GB slackware 13.1 and even installed from DVD i still had some problems to start mysql/httpd .
Anyway i search for a minimal slackware to install it instead of my 5.7 GB slackware (i know that i can make it minimal using advanced setup but i want it installed on remote servers and i cant download all the time 4GB of dvd iso.)
I have found slackware minimal that can be installed with openvz but i need an ISO file to burn it since i cant create my virtual machines with a tar.gz files (or i can ?).
 
Old 07-05-2011, 06:59 AM   #7
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I'm glad to announce a new "version" of 13.37 Slackware core system.

Of course picking up necessary packages and making new tagfiles is thousand times easier than developing the system, nevertheless I hope that my frugal routine work will be helpful to somebody.

A
AP
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:02 AM   #8
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... and the last one, N
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:31 PM   #9
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Thank you for your work.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 12:56 PM   #10
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could you try this mini-slack tags I enclose?
You'll be surprised you can run Slackware with so few things.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:19 AM   #11
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could you try this mini-slack tags I enclose?
You'll be surprised you can run Slackware with so few things.
Why do you think I'll be surprised? I know that Slackware can run with less packages that I picked. And my needs may differ from yours or someone elses's. It's just that components which I use and I shared the tagfiles, because they can be useful for somebody.

Anyway, thanks for your post

Last edited by Lexus45; 07-08-2011 at 02:31 AM.
 
Old 08-12-2011, 06:48 PM   #12
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Lexsus45, what components do you use? Same question for nobodino.

Do server administration interfaces like webmin, phpMyadm require the Xlibraries? I have been googling this ques. without much success. I want to put (DHCP, Bind, for Ddns Server), Apache, MySQL, PhP, Perl, Python, mail server, firewall, AV in one box. Thanks

Last edited by NightSky; 08-13-2011 at 08:48 PM. Reason: phpMyAdmin does require some parts of X11
 
  


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