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Old 06-27-2009, 07:54 AM   #1
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linux embedded webserver

He all,

I have a project in my college in which i have a make a linux OS from scratch which will be only dedicated to web serving. I mean it'll be an embedded httpd linux server. Soo alllll unrelated packages will be removed and kernel should be tweaked to work for that environment only. I want this OS to have the minimum size possible. It should have the capability to be installed on different i386 systems.

The problem is, i really don't know where to start from. What packages will be needed to accomplish this task ?

I believe LFS makes a full linux operating system. But in my case i only need my operating system to be a webserver only.

Please i really need help here. please
Old 06-27-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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You could use LFS, just don't build/install anything but the core OS modules and anything Apache needs to function.

Alternately, it would be easier to simply install a lightweight distribution like Slackware, Vector, or Arch. Strip out all packages but the bare minimum, and remove anything you don't need on your system (for example, removing the documentation and man pages will save you a few hundred megabytes).
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well yeah i could use slackware arch etc but as i said, this is a project or task given to me. I must make it from scratch/source code.

So what do you think what packages will not be needed in this scenario ?



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