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Re: Re-install Debian Sarge

Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 06:45:24PM -0700, LeRoy Zacher wrote:

I am extremely new to Linux (first time). I installed Debian Sarge on a stand alone PC as the only operating system on that PC. Since the PC wasn't connected to the internet, the install didn't configure a connection. Additionally, I mis-understood some of the install instructions, and neglected to install the security files. I would like to reinstall.

Re-installing is a Windows-type approach.  With the possible exception
of a hard drive failure or a system compromise, there should never be a
need to re-install.

True, but... I still find no good tool to keep track of what all a Debian installation has, in terms of files.

As a result, never re-installing eventually causes a system that is huge and has all sorts of things on it that are not actually needed.

So I do re-install with a script, that allows me to know exactly what I want and need on a system and what I don't.

Maybe just me ;-)


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