[CentOS] Minimising a CentOS installation

Sat Aug 21 17:02:45 UTC 2021
Steven Rosenberg <passthejoe at gmail.com>

On Fri, 2021-08-20 at 22:10 -0600, James Szinger wrote:

> My typical approach is to run `package-cleanup --leaves --all` or
> `yum
> leaves` (might need software not on CentOS 8) and justify everything
> that is there.  I have about 85 leaf packages on a CentOS 7 web
> server, so a minimal package set should be smaller.  Experiment with
> a
> disposable VM so it is easy to recover from mistakes.

Thanks for this. I did a little searching and found this page:


It worked for me:

Get a list of orphaned packages:

$ package-cleanup --leaves

Remove them:

# yum remove `package-cleanup --leaves`

That's only if you're OK removing all of them.