[CentOS] Minimal installation How-to?

Tim Edwards tim at registriesltd.com.au
Wed Nov 16 06:06:41 UTC 2005

Sanjay Arora wrote:
> Hi all
> I would like to install the minimal level of Centos, with yum & selinux
> on my servers during the basic install from CD with Anaconda and then
> use yum to install whatever application is major on that server, so that
> yum installs its dependencies only, thus keeping to the target of
> installing only what is needed on a server.

When you get to the package selection stage of the install scroll down 
to the bottom and select 'Minimal Install'. Yum will only ever install 
the dependencies that are needed. So if you want to keep the server 
minimalist don't install KDE or GNOME packages as they'll drag in X 
windows and the KDE or GNOME libraries with them.

Tim Edwards

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