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RE: Installing packages without manpages and docs

IIRC Slink minimum install is circa 30 MB

Would it be worth a try installing minimal Slink first,
then apt-get upgrade;apt-get dist-upgrade ?

- Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: debian-user.lists.debian.org@marc-haber.de
Sent: Wednesday, 2 August 2000 5:53 PM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Installing packages without manpages and docs


I am using Debian on a bunch of servers with a minimal install. The
barebone install is about 80 MB for potato and I'd like to reduce it
even more.

Is there any way to make apt-get stop installing packages' man pages
and documentation? I never actually tried that, but would symlinking
/usr[/share]/{doc|man|info} to /dev/null do the job without disabling
apt updates?

I have docs and man pages on my personal work station, and having them
multiple times is a waste of disk and backup space.

Has anybody actually done something like that?


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