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T o n g 09-24-2010 10:12 PM

System installation from scratch
On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 13:47:56 -0600, Javier Vasquez wrote:

> I've lived that way for so long that I don't like bloated (my opinion,
> not to start a discussion) desktop environments... Things might change,
> but I still feel confortable this way...

Me too. Strongly agree. Not a single package is not what I use in my

> . . . Then
> I didn't install anything else than the minimum required. The default
> coming from squeeze might do. Then I start installing the applications
> I want, including power management, fluxbox, X, alsa stuff, etc...
> Without using tasksel, since most of such tasks are not good for me. I
> always install build-essential, and some additional compilation stuff,
> plus other applications for office, web browsing etc. . .

Almost the same as me. I first debootstrap, then do all these in chroot.
Well, that's in theory. In reality, I just prepare a list of packages,
and I'm done. For the rest, I let grml-live to take care of them all.
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