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Fwd: How do I trim the base installation from within the businesscard cd? (Ultra minimal install)

[Initially posted on alt.os.linux.debian, no replies. Reposted to
debian-user, I was invited to forward it to you.]
> I believe that one can trim down a standard debootstrap
> installation(currently 180MB for sarge and over 230 MB for etch) 
> hacking  one of the related scripts (eg: 
> usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/sarge) and
> modifying the 'base' variable, e.g.:
> base="adduser apt apt-utils libdb4.2 at [... snip ...]"
> As the debian-installer uses debootstrap, I have booted the
> business card install cd and started a shell but couldn't find 
> debootstrap nor any related scripts. But debootstrap-udeb has 
> definitely such scripts.
> Where are they, and how can I access them from the b.c. cd or the 
> gtk iso??
> I know I could trim the installation later with deborphan or
> aptitude, but it wouldn't be fun. Any help appreciated.

Ottavio Caruso

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