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Re: Exploring package interrelationships

On 04/15/2019 02:12 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 08:38:48AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:


In past conversations it has been suggested that I do a typical
install and just un-install the un-desired elements:

Start with what debootstrap [1] gives you and work up from there.
This is what any regular Debian installer does to get itself started.
That's what I do when trying to get a minimal install.

Brings back memories. I had tried to do something similar years ago when I first got started with Linux. I didn't have enough background and got thoroughly *lost*. THANKS for the reminder. IIRC Multistrap may match my mindset better. I've a lot of re-reading to do (jessie was current last time ;)

But beware: debootstrap is perhaps more minimal than what you might
consider minimal. No GUI. Not even an SSH daemon. But apt.

ROFL I once said there was no need for floppies larger than 1.44M - does that date me?

Debootstrap is a harsh mistress (yeah, stolen from somewhere). But
you might end up liking it once you get the hang of it...

I liked it bu NEVER did get the hang of it ;)

[1] Apart from having (of course) its extensive manual page,
   it has an entry in the Debian wiki:

-- t