From: Roderick A. Anderson (raanders_at_acm.org)
Date: Fri 03 Jan 2003 - 05:13:55 GMT
On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Eje Gustafsson wrote:
> Ugh. Don't tell me someone posted to the list a RH 8 minimum. I did
> numerous checks in the archives. I found a 7.x minimum so used that
> one and then built myself a RH 8 minimum list..
> Guess I could look in the archives again see if I can find it and
> xref with my own list and see if we agree ;P
> Could saved me about 5-6 hours yesterday with such a list tho..
I'm glad this came up. I have been building some vserver machines and had
to do a little bit of hoop jumping because one package I feel is very
important is missing from the minimal (RHL 7.3) install -
This brings up a couple of thoughts - one we can handle and one someone
may have an answer to.
1. A custom Vserver option. Build your own list of stuff to install
and then place it with the others in the /usr/lib/vserver directory. A
the names hardwired into the newvserver/vbuild programs?
2. Why can't emacs be installed (via RPM) without all the X-Windows
System stuff? I want console and console only but heck no. Installing or
rather trying to install emacs in a RHL 7.3-minimum 'base' vserver won't
work. The emacs RPM wants X this and X that.
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