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View Poll Results: Do you do a Full or a Customized Slackware installation?
Full 73 57.03%
Customized 41 32.03%
Both (Please explain in which case what below) 14 10.94%
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:07 AM   #16
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I never install E, F, T, or Y. In fact I don't even download them, I just use mirror-slackware-current.sh to build a modified iso, which is also without /usb-and-pxe-installers, /testing, /pasture and /source. /extra and /KDEI are heavily edited so that I just download what I need from them. Then I do a full install of what I have downloaded.

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Old 07-20-2009, 04:26 AM   #17
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I only omit the kdei series. Even on my old 20GB home server I go for full install. Why bother removing packages, if I don't gain anything from doing so (disk space is no longer a problem nowadays, as some of the previous posters have already stated). Besides, IMHO it's better having something that you don't need than needing something that you don't have.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 06:39 AM   #18
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i normally do a full install just for the added libraries one might need while compiling apps in the future.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 08:36 AM   #19
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I leave out kdei and then when installed customize it more myself
 
Old 07-20-2009, 08:58 AM   #20
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Full install w/KDE...see no reason not to.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 09:34 AM   #21
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I selected "Both". Gentoo is always customized. Someone there called it a "meta distribution". You always customize it to your hardware etc.

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Old 07-20-2009, 09:44 AM   #22
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I selected "Both". Gentoo is always customized. Someone there called it a "meta distribution". You always customize it to your hardware etc.

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Not only is this thread in the Slackware Forum, the title of the poll is:

Do you do a Full or a Customized Slackware installation?
 
Old 07-20-2009, 10:07 AM   #23
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I do full installs. As cheap as HD space is nowadays, it is just easier to get it all in and over with.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 12:04 PM   #24
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I download with wget everything but e and kdei, then download only the german-packages from kdei.
All this stuff is stored on a separate partition and after booting my install-CD I select a "premounted partition" as installation-medium and "full install".
Afterwards I add stuff from extra or testing, for example bash-completion or the aspell-wordlist.

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Old 07-20-2009, 12:16 PM   #25
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I had to vote both... for embedded installations I use a custom set of tagfiles, for desktops I usually trim some things then add others from the extras or external to the distribution, for development and servers I'll usually go with a full install.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #26
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If space isn't a concern, just do a full install. It's not that much more time to install a full. If you are for some reason concerned with what will fit then take out as much as you want. I haven't found a need to do this.

More importantly... why do some distros create headaches for the users and make all the includes into separate packages? The space required for all the header files is nothing to keep on the system. This is just entirely pointless.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #27
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I do both, if I have a lot of HDD space I do a full install minus KDEI however if I am building a server I go through and remove a lot of things so i don't have to later on.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:40 PM   #28
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Full install, and its still quicker than Solaris. I could probably do at least three full Slack installs, before Solaris ever finishes just one install. Sorry, Slowlaris.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:43 PM   #29
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Always a full install. If you use Slackbuilds.org and sbopkg, the assumption is that you are running a full install.
By doing this (a full install), I get to avoid any unexpected dependency problems. I turn off any services I don't need and life is good.

K.I.S.S.

 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:48 PM   #30
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Customized installation, because I've been running current for years and know what I use and don't, and to save bandwidth and time when there's a big upgrade (my connection is a bit crappy).
 
  


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