Slackware :: What Packages Can Remove For Minimal - Fluxbox&Firefox

Jul 28, 2011

Here is what I have gotten my install down to with these packages:[url]

Just looking for suggestions on what packages I can still remove that are unnecessary for having firefox, fluxbox, pcmanfm, lxterminal, etc

And, I keep getting the error that the locale is not set, reverting to C? but I did set locale or thought I did, how to fix that?

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CentOS 5 :: Remove Packages To Make Minimal System?

Apr 2, 2009

Continuing on my quest to build a system with sole purpose of being a LAMP server, I am trying to have the bare minimum number of packages installed. I'm not trying to disable as many deamons as possible, but actually remove any package that is not required. It might sound a bit extreme but each package that is installed that is not needed is using valuable space on the expensive (and small) 36GB 15krpm SAS disk.

Also it is a damage control approach, in that assuming a cracker finds an exploit in Apache or PHP that allows them to run executables on the filesystem then taking away as many tools as possible will help in damage limitation. For example I don't want an SSH client installed on the system as it has no purpose for me but could be used by a cracker to access other systems on the network, if they compromise that system.

I have installed the absolute minimum from the 5.3 install by deselecting everything during install but that still leaves a great deal of unnecessary packages installed. Seeing as how the system is a 64bit installation and will have no 32bit apps running on it I have first uninstalled all the i386 versions of various libraries. I presume their only function is to provide compatibility for 32bit apps.

I have been looking for information about removing other packages but I don't seem to be able to find information on real dependancies. For example I believe I have no need for dmraid as it is for managing software RAID arrays that I have no intention using. but if I attempt to remove it the dependancies include kernel and mkinitrd. What I can't figure out though is if these are hard dependancies in that those packages will fail to work or soft ones that simply mean without dmraid it will not be possible to configure the software raid module that is loaded into the kernel.

What packages would people recommend to remove, anyone seen a good guide to reducing down CentOS/RHEL to the absolute minimum ? python-elementtree-1.2.6 : Is this really required by YUM ? m2crypto-0.16 x86_64 : Is this really used by YUM, I didn't think YUM connected via SSL ?

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CentOS 5 :: Packages To Need For A Minimal Install?

Jan 15, 2010

I basically just want to be able to run XFree86 on one of my clients and have networking support. Does anyone know what packages I need to add in my ks.cfg to meet this requirement?

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Apr 5, 2010

I'm new to Fedora (not linux) and I was wondering how I would go about doing a minimal install of fedora 12. I downloaded the live disc but it doesn't give me installation options (I'm new to minimal installs so I don't know that much). I also searched all over looking for a fedora minimal install iso, something similar to the ubuntu minimal install iso that is only 12mb.

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Mar 31, 2011

im using fedora 14 and i have a slow internet connection. i want 2 install some packages from the fedora 14 dvd instead of downloading from internet using add/remove packages. i tried to edit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo and /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo but it dint work.

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Sep 21, 2010

How to add packages using X-Window's add/remove packages option in RHEL-5.3 as it shows only the currently installed package and and does not show any thing when we click the button "available packages" ?

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Aug 20, 2010

I want to know which packages from "x" set (slack 13,.1) have to be installed for X server to work. Requirements are really minimalistic. Only English language, no X development, no hardware acceleration, etc.

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Feb 7, 2010

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Apr 10, 2010

I am running Slackware64 v13.0 with XMonad as my window manager and dzen2 as my status bar. Sometimes I do my Spanish homework on this computer, and I would like to know the best way to get accented characters and other symbols. Normally, in desktop environments or proprietary OSs, there is a window I can open to select certain special characters. I don't have any of that on this system, and I need to know if there is a simple, minimal program that displays special characters like this or if there is another way to use them easily. I would prefer something light and without many dependencies (just because I prefer simpler software), but I'm open to other solutions if something like this is not available.

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Slackware :: Slackware64-13.1: A Minimal Multilib For Skype Required?

Nov 26, 2010

I am running Slackware64-13.1 on my laptop. I need to install skype on it. Searching this forum suggests that I install Alien Bob's multilib [URL] However, skype is the only 32-bit package I need and I will not need to compile any 32-bit software. So what is the minimal multilib install (the minimal set of 32-bit libraries) that make it possible for the 32-bit Skype to run on a 64-bit system? Will running


ldd /usr/bin/skype

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Feb 17, 2010

After a long time I tried ubuntu(9.10) again on my fileserver, I have some remarks; why does a minimal server installation include X/openoffice? I don't need document conversion on a fileserver and I bet a lot of people don't. Wouldn't it be better to create a new server package and leave minimal minimal? low memory installs (64mb) don't work unless you configure swap by hand in between things, 64mb ram is a lot in my eyes. I mean, not to be rude but if I wanted all this I could've better installed Solaris.

That said it's stable and running fine. Since it's my home fileserver I tried to convert my previously created raid10 mirror on an adaptec 1200 card to a softraid 5 solution. This is wat I did:


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Aug 12, 2010

I noticed that the official Slackware packages don't contain static libraries. The SlackBuild scripts from or from Slackware DVD usually contain --disable-static option to prevent building the .a file. And if configure script doesn't allow such option, the .a file is deleted before the package is created.I am wondering what is the reason for that? Is it just the matter of conserving disk space? Are there also other reasons?

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Jan 24, 2010

I tried to build several packages designed for slackware 13 at slackbuilds. Those was a simple apps like ardour, audacity for example.


My CPU is AMD Phenom 9550 Quad core. It supports 64 bit. My os is slackware 13_64. What do I need to change in slackbuild to create a txz package for those apps?

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Sep 5, 2010

I have uploaded some slackware packages to These are packages that I haven't been able to find anywhere else and they are all built on a clean slackware 13.0 system using slackbuilds from I will be uploading more in the future as I build them.

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Feb 16, 2009

Why does yum remove so many packages, that are essential for my work, when I'm trying only to remove mysql ?

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Jun 3, 2011

I have updated a few packages from rawhide F16 into my F15 install. How can I downgrade the F16 packages back to sync with F15.
Yum downgrade pacakge1 pacakge2 package3 etc.

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Apr 7, 2011

I installed a LAMP server using RHEL 5.5 but we needed a higher version of php than was available in RHEL Yum repositories. I think at the time I installed Dag Wieers and got a 3rd party package. My question is the following:

1. How do I remove the 3rd party packages?
2. How do I remove Dag Wieers from my Yum repo list?
3. Anything else I need to know to get all 3rd party packages off?

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Apr 14, 2010

If I do a fresh 'netinst' of CentOS 5.4 x64 on a server, what is the correct way to verify that no 32-bit packages were installed or mixed in with x64? Also can someone tell me if it is safe to remove those 32-bit RPM packages?
I searched the Wiki for 'Post Install Tips' and could not find anything there or on Google.

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Mar 21, 2011

I am building a minimized 6.2.2 linux kernel using slackware on a dinosaur of a computer: AMD Athlon +1700 Single Core processor, 1gig of DDR SDRAM. This is my first time compiling a linux kernel, so before I make any major mistakes, I could use some help in determining which filesystems I absolutely must enable support for. Ext2 is allready in.

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Feb 22, 2015

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Jun 23, 2010

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Aug 1, 2010

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Jul 2, 2010

What's the command to remove obsulete packages?
Those packages are not needed as dependencies of other packages.

During installing a package many packages/libraries are installed as dependencies.
After removing that package the packages/libraries are in partition.

Now what's the way to remove those unnecessary libraries?

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Jul 6, 2010

Last night I was installing gbrainy and while it was installing I started a fullscreen game on accident. Fullscreen games cause crashes on my intel integrated graphics (an unrelated issue) and while gbrainy was in the process of installing my computer crashed. So I had to restart. When I restarted I knew I would see broken packages so I did code...

I've tried just about everything to resolve the broken packages but I can't fix them. Does anyone have any idea what I can do to fix this?

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Since I'm running Sid. Let's assume package foo has been upgraded via apt-get dist-upgrade, and it causes a serious bug so that Sid is never able to fully start up, and is not even able to get me to the console to remove the package.

(Reword: let's assume that I upgraded the system despite apt-listbug warning me that foo had serious issues.)

Is it possible for me to remove the package and get back in? Everything I've seen online assumes that I could at least access console--but this hypothetical bug doesn't allow that.

If it were in Arch, I would just boot from the live dist, arch-chroot into the / directory, and try to remove foo via pacman. But Debian doesn't offer a live disk past Stable, so I suspect that this wouldn't work with a Wheezy disk?

Am I asking for an impossible situation, or can a troublesome package be removed from an unresponsive Sid?

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Apr 12, 2010

I have a a few questions about Testing's update manager. When I go to the update manager I get a message saying "Do you want to perform a safe-upgrade, which does not remove packages or install new ones"? Will my entire system ever eventually get upgraded if I only ever do safe-upgrades? Or is there a time and a place to do non-safe upgrades? I did a non-safe upgrade a few days ago and all it did was mess with a bunch of OpenOffice packages.

Why are only certain packages selected by default when doing a non safe upgrade? Why is it that whenever I do a non-safe upgrade when it's done applying the updates the same packages I just installed are listed as available updates? Also, I used this website to build my sources.list and there apparently is some sort of "fatal error" with one of the repositories I selected. Is there a text file somewhere I can go to see a readout of apt-get bug reports?

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When one installs an application,it brings in other stuff too as dependencies.

When this application is removed,will zypper remove the dependencies that came with it and are not needed by other installed packages?

Is it possible to check before and after removal?

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Jul 22, 2010

I'd like to remove a bunch of unnessessary packages. Trouble is, I don't know what they all do. Is there a list of packages that tells what is/is not nessessary to run my system? I'm sure there are hundreds of packages (well, maybe tens of packages) that I have no use for but I don't know what they are.

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