How to tailor installation set?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Fri Jun 13 14:22:52 PDT 2003

Steve Coile wrote:
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> I guess that's my point.  FreeBSD is pretty big, even without the ports.
> My administration philosophy is "minimal function set": only install what
> will be used.  I'd like a clean way to remove a component--for instance
> development tools, or X, or printing support--from the system without
> breaking any dependencies.

See the NO_FOO flags in /etc/defaults/make.conf; you can configure a minimal 
version of FreeBSD without breaking dependencies....


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