[CentOS] "core" installs of 5.2 missing crucial packages like yum, selinux-policy-targeted, vim-minimal, etc.

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Wed Oct 29 00:31:18 UTC 2008

Filipe Brandenburger wrote on Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:44:47 -0400:

> why would you want to install
> CentOS without the "base" packages?

because it gives you more control over really unnecessary stuff, I don't 
need any CD-burning and other multimedia stuff on a webserver for 

> All machines that I've seen that have been installed with --nobase are
> crippled. Some programs and mainly scripts just don't work, because
> they need to run some utility that is not installed.

Works just perfectly for me.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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