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Re: remove unwanted services/packages

[I know this is old but...]

On Vi, 12 apr 13, 10:51:50, "Morel Bérenger" wrote:
> Le Ven 12 avril 2013 10:30, binary dreamer a écrit :
> > Hi. i have done a clean install of debian making use of the debootstrap
> > and installing only the base system in a pcengines ALIX 2d13. This system
> > will run only asterisk (CLI) and i need it to be as skinny as possible. i
> > have removed exim4 and ftp. What other services/packages i could remove to

exim is not in base, maybe you also installed standard?
> The way I usually do big cleaning up is a little risky (and long to
> apply), but may inspire you:
> I use the aptitude ncurses interface, go at package's root and mark
> everything as needing to be removed. Vital packages then ask to enter a
> loong phrase, which I do not so they'll stay installed.

I less drastic method is to mark all installed packages as automatically 
installed (Shift-m). Aptitude will still offer to uninstall a lot of 
packages, just go through the list and press '+' on the ones you want to 

Kind regards,
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