Re: Exploring package interrelationships
- Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 05:59:29 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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  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
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 ;)
 Apart from having (of course) its extensive manual page,
it has an entry in the Debian wiki: