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Re: Smaller?

   I'll try using aptitude on this next install. I wonder about removing
things like python -- do I really need that if all I want is a
router/firewall/accesspoint? I tried removing it on the last install and
they system didn't crash at least.
    I also would like to use busybox, but I'm not sure about installing
it -- will apt remove the other utils? The busybox page at
packages.debian.org says it doesn't create the symlinks for all those
utils, that would be a drag to have to do all that manually.

Tyson Whitehead wrote:

>On Sat February 11 2006 01:37, Harmon Seaver wrote:
>>    Has anyone been able to use the uclibc stuff with alpha? I've tried
>>using buildroot and uclibc to build a small system, but it never
>>finishes the compile. Is there anything else small for the alpha?
>>There's quite a few for intel, but none for alpha?
>If you download aptitude as your package manager, you can mark anything that's 
>not a key package you use as auto (especially the libraries).  It will then 
>uninstall all the ones that are marked as auto that aren't required to 
>statisfy a dependency on something that isn't marked as auto.
>I also had good luck with interating between letting apt-get run out of space 
>and going into the /var/cache/apt/packages directory and installing the 
>bigger packages that have been downloaded with dpkg and then erasing them.
>If it was you who was wondering about some circulair dependency problem with 
>the ext2 utilities, I also managed to get around that by manual downloading 
>and installing one or both of the packages that were causing the loop (if you 
>are doing a manual install with dpkg there is a --force option you can use to 
>cause it to ignore dependancies).

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