[CentOS] Trimming the fat out of a Centos 4.4 Installation

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Sep 28 11:09:14 UTC 2006


On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 11:12 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Erick Perez wrote:
> > Hi, just to avoid re-inventing the wheel, is there any document that
> > can help me reduce even further a "minimum" installation of Centos 4.4
> > (BTW can you say 600mb is minimum)?
> 
> it is yes, the base minimum is what App and Solution vendors are then 
> able to assume will be the minimum functional level of a machine, 
> running CentOS.
> 
> > I am in the process of creating a small Centos-4.4-based Asterisk box
> > and I need to boot it from a CF card. Deleting useless packages will
> > help me do what i want.
> > Example: even a minimum install of Centos 4.4 (or Redhat EL for what
> > is worth) includes CUPS, among other things.
> 
> it comes from the LSB compatibility specifications. cups is required as 
> is a MTA and a bunch of other things.
> 
> if you really want to trim down, get yum going and rpm -qa, check what 
> you dont want, then remove it.
> 

This might also help you ... it seems to produce the minimum workable
install that meets all dependency requirements:

http://www.owlriver.com/tips/tiny-centos/

(you may have to modify it slightly for 4.4, but the concepts will work)
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