Debian-lite (Was Re: Debian and Red Hat and Slackware prevalence )
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>wanting to do it with a Slackware type install. I have this idea that there
>could be a subset of Debian packages designed for a single user (home pc)
>work station. The user could choose this option in dselect and get that type
>of installation. Then it would be as simple as it is now to upgrade
>packages. Instead of making a personal Linux distro just create a Debian
This sounds like a 'good idea'. It would be nice to extract just the
packages needed to make a mini Debian that can be squeezed on a CD with
other stuff (see my email to debian-users about creating a CD for
Is there enough interest in doing this? I guess we need a mailing list
and people with enough hard disk space and Debian experience to
experiment. (I have none of this but I am happy to help anyway I can).
Let's be clever and call it Debian-lite :-).
Please email me if
1) You are intrested in *using* such a (free) product.
2) You can help or have already done some work on this approach.
If this is already a work in progress please let me know.
If there is enough interest I will see about setting up an
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