[Mageia-discuss] Minimal package number at first install

Xuo xuoy at free.fr
Sun Sep 4 20:04:37 CEST 2011

Le 02/09/2011 16:19, Kenneth Marcy a écrit :
> On Friday, September 02, 2011 01:22:10 AM Buchan Milne wrote:
>> On Thursday, 1 September 2011 21:27:18 Xuo wrote:
>>> I just want to have a server for nfs shares, music shares, ssh
>>> connections, web server, roundcube mail server, ftp server, ...
>>> I agree that now a days, 660Mb of disk space is not a problem (and it is
>>> not really for me, except that I'll have to format my root partition
>>> because /usr/share size really increases).
>>> My question is just a question of principle. Why use 660Mb when less
>>> could be enough ? As I said, Freenas is about 100Mb
>> AFAIK, impossible to get under 100MB, unless we ship old, unsupported
>> versions of samba with known vulnerabilities.
> The distribution named Damn Small Linux claims to be consistently under 50 MB 
> in size, and the Linux From Scratch page states that it is not difficult to get 
> an LFS installation under 100 MB. Perhaps an examination of these projects' 
> work would illuminate possibilities for some Mageia installation options.
> Another thought that occurs is that the kernel itself might be trimmed of 
> otherwise unused code in particular installations. However, making that 
> process safer and less intimidating for users may be an interesting challenge.
> Ken

It could be really interesting to have some installation options.
I don't remember the kernel's size on my minimal installation but it is
quite big. I don't know if it is possible to reduce its size but it can
be complicated even for Mageia's packagers (for ex, wifi module could be
optional or added in the kernel after the installation).



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