Re: Base system
On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 11:29:54AM -0700, Henry S. Vieira wrote:
> I've installed Debian for the first time and after the installation of
> the base system and the first boot I had 86MB used. After that, the
> post-boot dselect installed more packages, e.g perl, python. I did not
> select any package, I just exited dselect. Are these default packages
> really necessary and part of the base system? Where does the list come
> from? Does dselect use the base system, checks the dependencies and
> install these other packages?
The first time you start dselect, it installs all packages listed as
"Priority: standard" (and their dependencies, but "Priority: standard"
is supposed to be closed under dependency). The standard installation is
more than the base system, and you can remove bits of it if you like.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Base system
- From: "Henry S. Vieira" <email@example.com>