[CentOS] Smallest install?

Tue Jul 6 00:12:03 UTC 2010
R P Herrold <herrold at centos.org>

On Mon, 5 Jul 2010, Stephen Harris wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 06:33:57PM -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
>> There are lower thresholds one cannot go below and still stay
>> wih current updates.  My article on 'tiny centos' provides
>> 'slimming scripts' to trim away coherent sets to taste
>> while still satisfying dependencies
>>  	http://www.owlriver.com/tips/tiny-centos/
> Hmm.  If I'm reading the script correctly then the trouble with that
> is that it needs more space initially before it removes the unnecessary
> stuff.

yep -- it is a 'subtractive' process, iterative as well

> Also your 4.4 build is larger than an anaconda created 5.0..

I am not at all surprised.  The purpose of that page after 
initially written was do describe a method to trim, usually 
done inside an existing install but down again inside a 
chroot, to build package lists for determining self-hosting 
minima for rebuilding efforts

>> be made much smaller.  Just because one is familiar with
>> hammers does not mean one should be shaving cats with one
> There's a few reasons:
>  1) Can I?  The challenge :-)

> But #1 is the main reason :-)

fine by me -- but the cat may object

--Russ herrold