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

Wed Mar 19 19:13:00 UTC 2014
Chris St. Pierre <chris.a.st.pierre at gmail.com>

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Pat Riehecky <riehecky at fnal.gov> wrote:

How would a 'micro' installation suggest installing software so that the
> image does something useful without yum?

In the world of Docker, for instance, best practices like not mixing
packaging systems go by the wayside, so you could use pip or gem or npm or
whatever tickles you.  Most of those can be installed by wget'ing a tarball
or the ol' 'curl | bash' abomination.

Still, I prefer to have yum.
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