[CentOS-devel] how minimal is a minimal too minimal

Jaime Melis jmelis at opennebula.org
Wed Mar 19 17:33:45 UTC 2014


Hi Jeff,

How small have you made (1) ? do you have a kickstart file for it?

In my personal case I'd like to see (2) though, but I'll take what you have
:)

cheers,
Jaime


On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Jeff Sheltren <jeff at tag1consulting.com>wrote:

> Karanbir Singh wrote:
> >
> > the aim being to setup a base image, that is under 150mb to download and
> > deploy.
> >
> >
>
> I think there are (at least) two different types of "minimal" that could
> (and should) be provided.
>
> 1) "working server minimal" which would have at least yum and sshd --
> this could be similar to what we do for minimal now, though I'm not
> totally opposed to shrinking it down a bit more.
>
> 2) "really really minimal -- and we mean minimal!" -- where the goal is
> to strip out as much as possible, no docs, no yum, no ssshd, etc.
>
> I don't have a use for (2) personally, but use (1) -- or at least one of
> my own making -- quite frequently.  I'd be happy if we could keep both.
>
> -Jeff
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Jaime Melis
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