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Old 08-18-2005, 12:07 PM   #1
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Can you custom install Linux?

I installed just the first CD of Mandrake 10.1 Community edition because I didn't want to load up my machine with a lot of software I wouldn't use like OpenOffice and Apache. But I find I'm missing programs like kpackage and KFM. Is there a Linux distro out there that is just one CD with all the bells and wissles or allows you to pick and choose what to install?
Old 08-18-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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Gentoo, Slackware, Arch Linux... What about these?
Old 08-18-2005, 12:44 PM   #3
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Debian net-inst
Old 08-18-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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Pretty much all Linux distros have an "add/remove programs" function (for quite a while now).

Command line method is this:
1. Open a terminal as root.
2. rpm -qa > installed_apps.txt
(RPM is Redhat Package Manager "q" means "query" , "a" means "all" ">" means "send to" , then you are creating a file called installed_apps.txt - whew!

Anyway open the list in a text editor, and you have a complete list of every app on your system.

REMOVE APP by typing rpm -e app <<< replace "app" with the name of the application you are removing.

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Old 08-18-2005, 01:14 PM   #5
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