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Re: netinst CD image - too big, vaguely specified?

On Fri 13 Apr 2012 at 10:35:33 -0400, Tom H wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 6:06 AM, Andrei POPESCU
> <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 'base' in the Debian context has a very specific meaning. Somebody
> > correct me if I'm wrong but it specifically includes packages with:
> >
> > Essential: yes (of course)
> > Priority: required
> > Priority: important
> >
> > (and all their dependencies)
> That corresponds to the "standard" task. The base system is smaller
> and is installed before d-i's tasksel stage (I have no idea how
> "usable" it is or even whether you can deselect "standard system" at
> d-i's tasksel stage).

The "standard system" stage can indeed be skipped. The base system is
usable as a basis for installing your desired packages. I've used it
as way of starting from the smallest possible system and progressing
to exactly what I want for a particular set of tasks.

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