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Old 10-10-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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Slim install? Perhaps even automated?


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.

Any good ideas?

Thomas
 
Old 10-10-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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Search for "tagfiles".
When installing Slackware you can indicate to use your own tagfiles. This way you don't have to choose the packages one by one each time.
 
Old 10-10-2006, 04:05 PM   #3
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Search for "tagfiles".
When installing Slackware you can indicate to use your own tagfiles. This way you don't have to choose the packages one by one each time.
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do I go about adding my own tagfiles to the Slackware ISO?

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Old 10-10-2006, 04:21 PM   #4
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They do not need to be present on the CD. During install, you can enter a path to where they are stored, like on a floppy.

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Old 10-10-2006, 04:23 PM   #5
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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).
 
Old 10-10-2006, 04:32 PM   #6
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Super-simple.. This is gold. Thanks guys.

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Thomas
 
Old 10-10-2006, 05:09 PM   #7
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You need to, in addition to the "tagfiles" file, include "install-packages.sh" and "install.end" with your modified tagfiles. You only need to edit "tagfiles".

Last edited by redxii; 10-10-2006 at 05:10 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2006, 05:16 PM   #8
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You need to, in addition to the "tagfiles" file, include "install-packages.sh" and "install.end" with your modified tagfiles. You only need to edit "tagfiles".
Sure? I didn't need them and it seemed to work seemlessly without these two files
 
  


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