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Re: Fedora minimal install option



Stan Bubrouski wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 11:33, M A Young wrote:

>>The absolute minimum presumably consists of a handful of key packages
>>(such as kernel, glibc, initscripts) plus any dependent packages, which
>>prbably comes to 2-300 Mb, though this may be too minimal to do anything
>>with.

> Not at all.  Minimal installs are great on older machines where only a
> couple basic services need to be offered.  For instance an old 166MHz
> pentium used for a gateway or as an SMTP relay.

Not necessarily only in old hardware. There are a lot of places where a
_spartan_ installation is great idea: web nfs database... servers,
snort , firewalls, ... usually with *dedicated* services.
And there are important benefits: installations, re-installations and
crash recovery are faster, it's more secure, less packages to maintain ...




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