Examples of 'dpkg --get-selection > packagesinstalled.txt' for firewall
robert at thorsby.com.au
Mon Nov 25 10:26:55 EST 2002
On 2002.11.25 09:17 Alex Satrapa wrote:
> Every time I look at things like one-floppy boot systems, they always
> miss something that I want. So I end up going for a minimal
> installation of some bigger distribution.
> I have an ADSL router running Debian Woody, and I've trimmed it down
> to 119 packages installed (about 153MB used). I was hoping to trim it
> down further to fit it all onto a 128MB CF, but then I'd have to lose
> stuff like NTP and OpenVPN (and that would only save me about 1MB all
> To cut it down further, I'll have to do stuff like:
> - remove editors (use scp to copy files to a remote
> machine, edit them there, then scp back)
> - remove /usr/share/doc (though I'm sure this will
> break packages)
> - remove unused locales (could save about 8MB)
> I'm not sure how much other stuff I can remove without breaking
> things - for example, replacing bash with sash would break all the
> scripts on the box. Thus I'm stuck with stuff like libncurses5.
> There's other stuff like diff that I could probably remove if I knew
> exactly which bits and pieces use it (eg: the setuid tracking stuff).
From the contents of your Installed Packages you appear to be
constructing something significantly more than a router-cum-firewall
(which was, IIRC, the original question).
In fact, I would be reluctant to have such a distro as you propose as
the OS on a firewall exposed to the outside world. However, YMMV.
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