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Old 08-08-2003, 10:09 AM   #1
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What is safe do delete in slack9?

I want to shrink slackware down as much as possible. I just finished installing it, and it is 150MB in size. I installed only select things from A, AB, and whatever the networking one was.

So um... what to remove?
Old 08-08-2003, 06:06 PM   #2
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Hard to say :) ... depends on what you use,
and what you have installed ;)

Old 08-09-2003, 12:59 PM   #3
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The only bit of extra stuff on there will be the patched pcmcia_cs-3.2.1 drivers, and kismet. That is all.
Old 08-09-2003, 01:25 PM   #4
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See "Minimalistic Approach to Slackware Linux System"
Old 08-10-2003, 01:36 AM   #5
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Didn't we just do this?

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Old 08-10-2003, 09:40 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Cerbere
Didn't we just do this?

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Not as minimal as I'm trying to do it....
Old 08-10-2003, 04:51 PM   #7
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imo first learn what programme does what then depending on your needs delete them
Old 08-11-2003, 11:25 PM   #8
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In zipslack are contained hundreds of time zones, dozens of character sets, dozens of keyboards, dozens of irrelevant documentations, and dozens of all kinds of funny devices in /dev. Altogether they take about 15 MByte of 100. However when I tried to remove them, my zipslack didn't work any more :-(
I think somebody with good knowledge could do a good job by clearing it out.
Old 08-12-2003, 03:45 AM   #9
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hhhmm, DON'T delete ANY of the associated Library files that are used by KDE/and or Gnome......., I upgraded Gkrellm, there is a ported version for Slack!! BUT IT requires a lib file from one of the Gnome libraries.......atk
I did not have "atk" installed and therefore Gkrellm would not work, it took all but 30 min to find it but........those Libs are important, even if you don't/won't use Gnome itself keep the Libs installed..............
Old 08-12-2003, 06:33 AM   #10
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If you *really* want something small, Slackware is not the way to go... Try Tom's root/boot disk:

Or Tiny Linux (older Slackware-based distro):

Besides, you did not say what, exactly, you want to do with your tiny Slack distro: browse the net? Program in C? something else?

If you want to gain some more space, I would suggest removing from "N" (Network) everything that you don't need: things like pine, links, lynx, elm, etc... and all the non-essential utilities, like dns, ntp, nntp, slip, etc.

Theoretically, you could have a Slackware with nothing but dhcp/dhcpcd (or ppp/pppd) and ssh/sshd and it would allow you to connect to another server and work from there.

You should always keep minicom, pring, traceroute and telnet, though: these are essential for debugging modems and basic net connectivity!

Hope this helps...

Last edited by Noryungi; 08-12-2003 at 06:34 AM.
Old 08-13-2003, 10:30 PM   #11
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Well, the third post in this thread summed it up. I want the pcmcia-cs drivers and kismet to run. This is a wardriving machine, text only.

I gave up on trying to get everything to work right on a 200MB disk, so I bought a 1.3GB one that should make life easier.


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