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From: Jon Bendtsen (jon+vserver_at_silicide.dk)
Date: Tue 09 Apr 2002 - 16:42:28 BST

Kevin Littlejohn wrote:
> I'll put it up at http://www.obsidian.com.au/vserver/ shortly (it claims
> it'll take 49 minutes to download). Can I ask, though (before looking
> at it), how you picked what goes in by default? Our servers, we started
> with debootstrap, and pruned from there.

okay, i got a look at

1) CHANGE the root password
        Why not use passwd -l on root, so one has to enter through "vserver
<name> enter"
        aka, locking the rootpassword, thus NOONE will end up with a default
root pwd.
2) since this is a debian... why not have it as a .deb as well ? ;-D
3) i know woody comes out soon, but it's still not the official stable
4) note to 1) i can see you do the enter way. Did you lock the password
or not ?
5) would you care to comment more on the MAKEDEV thingy ?


1) 85M, not bad
2) /bin/mount is installed, but one cant mount filesystems...
3) /boot exists, could be removed
4) /etc/rcS.d - contains scripts that one cant execute anyway.
        like modutils, checkfs, mountall, mountnfs, ...

It's not so much to save space i want stuff to be removed, but to get a
overview of the install.

My base is
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27M Mar 31 19:07 base.tar.bz2
And unpacked it's
87M base
Damn, you beat me :/
I'm sorry, but i cant publish it yet, as i havent changed the passwd ;-D
I run the getty at tty7, and just one
(i'm wonder why starting vservers fsck's up the tty, either tty0, or the
you start a vserver from. Likewise with shutdown :/)

My packages are:
ii adduser 3.11.1 Add users and groups to the system.
ii alien 6.54 Install Red Hat, Stampede, and
Slackware Pac
ii apt 0.3.19 Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii at 3.1.8-10 Delayed job execution and batch
ii base-config 0.33.2 Debian base configuration package
ii base-files 2.2.0 Debian base system miscellaneous files
ii base-passwd 3.1.10 Debian Base System Password/Group
ii bash 2.03-6 The GNU Bourne Again SHell
ii bc 1.05a-11 The GNU bc arbitrary precision
calculator la
ii binutils The GNU assembler, linker and binary
ii bsdmainutils 4.7.1 More utilities from 4.4BSD-Lite.
ii bsdutils 2.10s-1.potato Basic utilities from 4.4BSD-Lite.
ii bzip2 0.9.5d-2 A high-quality block-sorting file
ii console-data 1999.08.29-11. Keymaps, fonts, charset maps, fallback
ii console-tools 0.2.3-10.3 Linux console and font utilities.
ii console-tools- 0.2.3-10.3 Shared libraries for Linux console and
ii cpio 2.4.2-32 GNU cpio -- a program to manage
archives of
ii cpp 2.95.2-13 The GNU C preprocessor.
ii cron 3.0pl1-57.3 management of regular background
ii dc 1.05a-11 The GNU dc arbitrary precision
ii debconf-tiny Tiny subset of debconf for the base
ii debhelper 2.0.86 helper programs for debian/rules
ii debianutils 1.13.3 Miscellaneous utilities specific to
ii diff 2.7-21 File comparison utilities
ii dpkg 1.6.15 Package maintenance system for Debian
ii dpkg-dev 1.6.15 Package building tools for Debian
ii e2fsprogs 1.27-1.bunk The EXT2 file system utilities and
ii ed 0.2-18.1 The classic unix line editor
ii elvis-tiny 1.4-11 Tiny vi compatible editor for the base
ii exim 3.12-10.2 Exim Mailer
ii file 3.28-1 Determines file type using "magic"
ii fileutils 4.0l-8 GNU file management utilities.
ii findutils 4.1-40 utilities for finding files--find,
xargs, an
ii ftp 0.10-3.1 The FTP client.
ii gcc 2.95.2-13 The GNU C compiler.
ii gettext-base 0.10.35-13 GNU Internationalization utilities for
the b
ii grep 2.4.2-1 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep.
ii groff 1.15.2-3 GNU troff text-formatting system.
ii gzip 1.2.4-33 The GNU compression utility.
ii hostname 2.07 A utility to set/show the host name or
ii info 4.0-4 Standalone GNU Info documentation
ii ldso 1.9.11-9 The Linux dynamic linker, library and
ii less 346-7 A file pager program, similar to
ii libbz2 0.9.5d-2 A high-quality block-sorting file
ii libc6 2.1.3-19 GNU C Library: Shared libraries and
ii libc6-dev 2.1.3-19 GNU C Library: Development Libraries
and Hea
ii libdb2 2.4.14- The Berkeley database routines
(run-time fil
ii libgdbmg1 1.7.3-26.2 GNU dbm database routines (runtime
ii libident 0.22-2 simple RFC1413 client library -
ii liblockfile1 1.01 Shared library with NFS-safe locking
ii libncurses4 4.2-9 Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii libncurses5 5.0-6.0potato1 Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii libncurses5-de 5.0-6.0potato1 Developer's libraries and docs for
ii libnewt0 0.50-7 Not Erik's Windowing Toolkit - text
mode win
ii libopenldap-ru 1.2.12-1 OpenLDAP runtime files for libopenldap
ii libopenldap1 1.2.12-1 OpenLDAP libraries.
ii libpam-modules 0.72-9 Pluggable Authentication Modules for
ii libpam-runtime 0.72-9 Runtime support for the PAM library
ii libpam0g 0.72-9 Pluggable Authentication Modules
ii libpcre2 2.08-1 Philip Hazel's Perl Compatible Regular
ii libpopt0 1.4-1.1 lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii libreadline4 4.1-1 GNU readline and history libraries,
ii librpm1 3.0.3-1 RPM shared library
ii libssl09 0.9.4-5 SSL shared libraries
ii libstdc++2.10 2.95.2-13 The GNU stdc++ library
ii libwrap0 7.6-4 Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers library
ii locales 2.1.3-19 GNU C Library: National Language
(locale) da
ii lockfile-progs 0.1.7 Programs for locking and unlocking
files and
ii login 19990827-20 System login tools
ii logrotate 3.2-11 Log rotation utility
ii mailx 8.1.1-11 A simple mail user agent.
ii make 3.79.1-1.potat The GNU version of the "make" utility.
ii makedev 2.3.1-53 Creates special device files in /dev.
ii man-db 2.3.16-4 Display the on-line manual.
ii manpages 1.29-2 Man pages about using a Linux system.
ii mawk 1.3.3-5 a pattern scanning and text processing
ii mime-support 3.9-1 MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap',
and sup
ii mount 2.10s-1.potato Tools for mounting and manipulating
ii mutt 1.2.5-5 Text-based mailreader supporting MIME,
ii ncurses-base 5.0-6.0potato1 Descriptions of common terminal types
ii ncurses-bin 5.0-6.0potato1 Terminal-related programs and man
ii netbase 3.18-4 Basic TCP/IP networking binaries
ii nvi 1.79-16a.1 4.4BSD re-implementation of vi.
ii passwd 19990827-20 Change and administer password and
group dat
ii patch 2.5-2.2 Apply a diff file to an original
ii perl-5.005 5.005.03-7.1 Larry Wall's Practical Extracting and
ii perl-5.005-bas 5.005.03-7.1 The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish
ii perl-base 5.004.05-1.1 Fake package assuring that one of the
ii procps 2.0.6-5 The /proc file system utilities.
ii psmisc 20.2-2.0.bunk Utilities that use the proc filesystem
ii rpm 3.0.3-1 Red Hat Package Manager
ii sed 3.02-5 The GNU sed stream editor.
ii shellutils 2.0-7 The GNU shell programming utilities.
ii slang1 1.3.9-1 The S-Lang programming library -
runtime ver
ii ssh 1.2.3-9.4 Secure rlogin/rsh/rcp replacement
ii sysklogd 1.3-33.1 Kernel and system logging daemons
ii sysvinit 2.78-4 System-V like init.
ii tar 1.13.17-2 GNU tar
ii tasksel 1.0-10 New task packages selector
ii tcpd 7.6-4 Wietse Venema's TCP wrapper utilities
ii telnet 0.16-4potato.3 The telnet client.
ii textutils 2.0-2 The GNU text file processing
ii update 2.11-1 daemon to periodically flush
filesystem buff
ii util-linux 2.10s-1.potato Miscellaneous system utilities.
ii wget 1.5.3-3 utility to retrieve files from the WWW
via H
ii whiptail 0.50-7 Displays user-friendly dialog boxes
from she
ii zlib1g 1.1.3-5 compression library - runtime


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