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Old 04-07-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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minimal slackware install

I have been surfing around a bit for finding a minimal install of slackware. I have compared the sources which I have found.

My intention was to have a fast slack with nothing missing and nothing superfluous.

I'd like to have:
- X (fluxbox)
- a webbrowser
- developping tools for compiling packages
I do NOT like to have:
- gnome, kde...
- 3 or 4 different webbrowser, text-editors...

this was what I came out:

a/ aaa_base-9.1.0-noarch-1
a/ acpid-1.0.2-i486-1
a/ bash-2.05b-i486-3
a/ bin-8.5.0-i386-1
a/ bzip2-1.0.2-i386-4
a/ coreutils-5.0-i486-4
a/ cxxlibs-5.1.0-i486-1
a/ dcron-2.3.3-i386-4
a/ devfsd-1.3.25-i386-2
a/ devs-2.3.1-noarch-18
a/ e2fsprogs-1.34-i486-1
a/ elflibs-9.1.0-i486-2
a/ elvis-2.1_4-i386-1
a/ etc-5.1-noarch-5
a/ findutils-4.1.7-i386-1
a/ floppy-5.4-i386-3
a/ gawk-3.1.3-i486-1
a/ gettext-tools-0.14.1-i486-2
a/ glibc-solibs-2.3.2-i486-1
a/ glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.2-noarch-1
a/ gmp-4.1.2-i486-2
a/ grep-2.5-i386-2
a/ gzip-1.3.3-i386-2
a/ hdparm-5.3-i386-1
a/ hotplug-2003_08_05-noarch-3
a/ infozip-5.50-i486-2
a/ kbd-1.08-i386-2
a/ kernel-ide-2.4.22-i486-2
a/ kernel-modules-2.4.22-i486-2
a/ less-381-i386-1
a/ logrotate-3.6.8-i486-1
a/ module-init-tools-0.9.14-i486-2
a/ openssl-solibs-0.9.7b-i486-2
a/ pkgtools-9.1.0-i486-4
a/ procps-2.0.16-i486-2
a/ reiserfsprogs-3.6.11-i486-1
a/ sed-3.02-i486-1
a/ shadow-4.0.3-i486-8
a/ sysklogd-1.4.1-i486-8
a/ syslinux-2.06-i386-1
a/ sysvinit-2.84-i486-36
a/ tar-1.13.25-i386-1
a/ umsdos-progs-1.13-i386-1
a/ usbutils-0.11-i386-1
a/ util-linux-2.12-i486-1
ap/ alsa-utils-0.9.6-i486-1
ap/ diffutils-2.8.1-i386-1
ap/ groff-1.17.2-i386-3
ap/ man-1.5l-i386-1
ap/ man-pages-1.60-noarch-1
ap/ sudo-1.6.6-i386-1
ap/ texinfo-4.5-i386-1
ap/ vim-6.2-i486-1
d/ autoconf-2.57-noarch-1
d/ autofs-3.1.7-i386-1
d/ automake-1.7.7-noarch-1
d/ bin86-0.16.11-i386-1
d/ binutils-
d/ bison-1.35-i386-1
d/ byacc-1.9-i386-1
d/ ccache-2.2-i386-1
d/ flex-2.5.4a-i486-2
d/ gcc-3.2.3-i486-2
d/ gcc-g++-3.2.3-i486-1
d/ gdb-5.3-i386-1
d/ kernel-headers-2.4.22-i386-1
d/ libtool-1.4.3-i486-2
d/ m4-1.4-i386-2
d/ make-3.80-i386-1
d/ pkgconfig-0.15.0-i486-1
l/ alsa-driver-0.9.6-i486-3
l/ alsa-lib-0.9.6-i486-1
l/ alsa-oss-0.9.6-i486-1
l/ 1.4.0-i486-1
l/ db1-1.85-i386-1
l/ db2-2.4.14-i386-1
l/ db3-3.3.11-i386-3
l/ expat-1.95.6-i486-2
l/ gdk-pixbuf-0.22.0-i486-1
l/ glib-1.2.10-i386-2
l/ glib2-2.2.3-i486-1
l/ glibc-2.3.2-i486-1
l/ gnet-2.0.4-i486-1
l/ gtk+-1.2.10-i386-3
l/ gtk+2-2.2.4-i486-1
l/ imlib-1.9.14-i486-2
l/ lesstif-0.93.91-i486-1
l/ libtermcap-1.2.3-i486-6
l/ libusb-0.1.7-i386-1
l/ libxml2-2.5.11-i486-2
l/ libxslt-1.0.33-i486-1
l/ ncurses-5.3-i386-1
l/ orbit-0.5.17-i386-1
l/ pango-1.2.5-i486-1
l/ popt-1.7-i386-1
l/ readline-4.3-i486-3
l/ slang-1.4.9-i486-1
l/ t1lib-1.3.1-i386-2
l/ utempter-0.5.2-i486-2
l/ zlib-1.1.4-i386-3
n/ autofs-3.1.7-i386-1
n/ dhcp-3.0pl2-i386-1
n/ dhcpcd-1.3.22pl4-i386-1
n/ inetd-1.79s-i486-3
n/ nc-1.10-i386-1
n/ pidentd-3.0.16-i386-1
n/ wget-1.8.2-i386-2
x/ ttf-bitstream-vera-1.10-noarch-2
x/ xfree86-4.3.0-i486-5
x/ xfree86-devel-4.3.0-i486-3
x/ xfree86-fonts-misc-4.3.0-noarch-2
x/ xfree86-fonts-scale-4.3.0-noarch-2
xap/ fluxbox-0.1.14-i386-1
xap/ mozilla-1.4-i486-3
xap/ rxvt-2.7.10-i486-1

Which packages can I also leave out? Any more suggestions or remarks.
Old 04-07-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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that's not a bad list there... See my HOWTO to see how much can be left out.
I have a great 140-160MB install but without the /d packages.
Actually I have a list for a 20MB Slackware install! You can't do much with it, but it does illustrate what packages are absolutely essential.
Old 04-07-2004, 12:29 PM   #3
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I have compared the following sources:
the packages list of zipslack
a few other sources on the net which I don't find back
Old 04-08-2004, 02:36 AM   #4
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For the love of God, use the search function. (scroll down on this one)

This question keeps coming back again and again. Why not keep it in one thread?

BTW you might take a look at Linux From Scratch. It's a great step by step manual for compiling a complete distro from source code. Once you've gone through it, you'll have a much better understanding of what all the different packages do.

--- Cerbere


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