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Re: Attempting a VERY minimal install (using --no-install-recommends ;)




Quoting Richard Owlett (2019-04-26 14:10:02)
> On 04/26/2019 04:24 AM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > Quoting Richard Owlett (2019-04-24 19:36:29)
> >> My base setup was installed by doing
> >>     apt-get --no-install-recommends install task-mate-desktop
> >>     apt-get install pluma gparted synaptic
> > 
> > I share your interest in installing minimal systems without the 
> > deroute of first installing too much and then removing unwanted 
> > parts.
> > 
> > I understand from your subject that you deliberately chose to 
> > explore first creating a broken system and then attempt to unbreak 
> > it.
> 
> It's not so much that I intentionally "broke" the system but I 
> eliminated the "noise" of a set of sub-optimal permutation of 
> recommends.

*plonk*


> > Personally I use aptitude in fullscreen mode (i.e. run "aptitude" 
> > with no non-option arguments) to explore package relations 
> > (dependencies, recommendations, suggests, and enancements) 
> > interactively.
> 
> "aptitude --show-XXX" may be what I've been looking for. Can you 
> recommend article/tutorial/examples I should read.

Official documentation is good: 
https://wiki.debian.org/Aptitude#Aptitude_User_Manual


> > When I then have a set of explicit package selections possibly with 
> > explicit recommendation suppressions, I save those as classes for 
> > the tool "boxer" for reuse across many different larger system 
> > compositions.
> 
> I found https://wiki.debian.org/Boxer . Is there more extensive 
> documentation/examples?

Formal documentation is sorely lacking, unfortunately.

Best example is... the Tinker project:

> > If anyone is interested in collaborating on that approach, I welcome 
> > you to join the Debian Tinker project: 
> > https://wiki.debian.org/DebianTinker

...more specifically the boxer nodes most actively developed: 
https://salsa.debian.org/tinker-team/box/tree/master/nodes

...which corresponds to the images at https://box.redpill.dk/


 - Jonas

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