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I've always preferred to install my computers as slim as possible, and then add packages on a "need" basis. In order to accomplish this with Slackware, I have to remove lots of packages manually from the installer. This is not a huge issue, but when you're doing it over and over and over, it gets old pretty fast.
Is it possible to somehow automate this process?
Basically all I want is a system where SSH is working. The slimmer the better.
You don't need to add them to the CD, a floppy is fine too or any hard disk. You basically create a directory structure that equals the "slackware" folder on the install CD, so that you have a folder "a", one "ap" and so on. Copy the original tag files there and adjust them to fit your needs. Open one of them, most of the tagfiles have a small info part at the beginning that tell you how to use the "OPT" "ADD" "REC" and "SKP" entries. You will only need "ADD" and "SKP".
When installing you will have to make the tagfiles accessible. If you have them on a floppy, swith to the second console and mount it. At the point where you are asked which packages to install you can indicate to use your own tagfiles for package selection (don't remember how it is named exactly, but once you know what you're looking for you will recognize it).