Re: howto reduce size of a debian base system?
On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:41:30 +0100, "Geronimo Ma. Hernandez"
>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).
There is another project that may be closer to what you want. The
community of Puppy Linux has spawned a project named "Dpup"
that combines the design goals of Puppy with the package archives of
Debian. A parallel project named "Upup" uses the Ubuntu repositories.
The goal is a small (around 120MB) base distribution with full apt-get
or synaptic access to the thousands of Debian (or Ubuntu) packages. Both
are in active development and have images available for testing.
See the community discussions for announcements.
I just realized the USB stick I casually loaned somebody has more capacity
than all the disk drives at my university (and cost less than one textbook.)