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Old 03-14-2008, 07:03 AM   #1
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Smallest FC8 installation


Hi,

I'm trying to get FC8 as small as possible.Just install what i need. We want to build a asterisk server running from a 2GB flashcard.

I have deselected almost everything from the packages select menu for my installation. When it installed i still saw a bunch of packages that i did not select, stuff like background images,etc. I'm running text mode and i deslected all the GUI's so i'm not sure where this comes from?

My question is.How can i brake this down more.The current installation is sitting on 1.4 GB.I'm hoping for something in the 500MB range.

Any suggestions that might help me...

Thanks
 
Old 03-14-2008, 07:27 AM   #2
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If you post your installed packages list we could see if there's packages triggering others you could avoid. Else if you can't find the dependencies then you have to liposuck the fat off post-install. This may require --force.

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Old 03-14-2008, 07:40 AM   #3
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My Fedora 7 mail/FTP/MySQL/HTTP server's only using about 800MB (not including the home directories and the data files in /var), so I'd say 500MB should be do-able.

Just keep 'yum remove'ing RPMs (cancelling any that remove core packages as well) until you're done.

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Old 03-14-2008, 08:32 AM   #4
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

What command can i use to check what packages is installed?

Thanks
 
Old 03-14-2008, 08:44 AM   #5
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Run 'rpm -qa > /tmp/list' or check /var/log/rpmpkgs once /etc/cron.daily/rpm has run (can run /etc/cron.daily/rpm manually, it's just a script).
 
  


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