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

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Wed Mar 19 17:39:43 UTC 2014


On 03/19/2014 07:33 PM, Jaime Melis wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
>
> How small have you made (1) ? do you have a kickstart file for it?
feel free to get inspiration from http://ur1.ca/gvv6v



>
> 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 <mailto: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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