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Re: setup filesystem requires and minimal system



On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 16:09 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 10:02:12AM -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 15:26:40 +0100
> > Patrice Dumas <pertusus free fr> wrote:
> > 
> > > I guess that there is a comps group for base system (I checked, it is
> > > the Core group), but one should not think along this comps group, but 
> > > along a user who would want to do the minimal install (certainly in a 
> > > chroot).
> > > 
> > > Has anybody done something similar?
> > 
> > Why wouldn't you think comps group?  yum --install-root=/path/to/chroot
> > groupinstall 'Core'  
> 
> Because I was asking about the really minimal package set. The idea is
> to have an idea of what packages should be installed, whatever comps
> groups are. Core is still a big package set. If you really want to stick
> on comps, the question could be what would be most reduced comps group?
> Would there even be glibc, sysvinit.... see my post in it?

You'd need a libc, some sort of init. It should be rather
straightforward, testing in a chroot, to figure out the smallest set of
Fedora packages that you can have and be functional (say, define
functional as a working network, text editor, and shell).

You can call it 'Masochist'. ;)

~spot


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