Re: howto reduce size of a debian base system?
On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 04:41:30PM +0100, Geronimo Ma. Hernandez wrote:
> I would like to build such a tiny system even for i386 or amd64 systems, where
> I can put the base system on a readonly memory stick (so a harddisk is only
> needed for logfiles and other changing data).
And you are really able to get memory sticks smaller then 2GB?
> For me, there's no reason to need or want a compiler or any other development
> tool on such a system.
The minimal Debian system have neither installed. Also no compiler is
part of the standard system (defined by the standard priority).
> I know, memory is becoming cheaper and cheaper, but I don't like to waste
> space and money without need. So I would like to work on crush for commonly
> used PC-cpus.
Please be realistic. A GNOME desktop system needs about 2GB of disk
space. Squeezing the base size vom 200MB to 100MB does not get you much.
There are some things worth dying for.
-- Kirk, "Errand of Mercy", stardate 3201.7