Keeping systems in shape (was: Re: Wanting to use a gui with Debian.)
On Jan 19 2005, William Ballard wrote:
> apt-get install x-window-system-core xfonts-base twm icewm
> or fluxbox
> Is enough, and brings in less X cruft.
Indeed. I'd say that, in my limited understanding, running a font server is
overkill for a single desktop, when you're trying to keep things simple.
I would add that using the bitstream vera fonts would also be a a nice
addition to the lot, for applications that can use it.
And, BTW, I use fluxbox with the minimal style slightly tweaked -- my
computers thank me for that. :-) And one command that I always use on my
apt-get --purge remove `deborphan --guess-all | grep -v libc6-i686`
This, together with a cautious inspection of what cruft reports, is a very
nice way to keep your system clean (and easier to backup).
Hope this helps some people to find things that they don't want on their
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