How to tailor installation set?
listone at deathbeforedecaf.net
Fri Jun 13 23:30:09 PDT 2003
Unless you plan to rebuild the entire system from source, it's easier to
exclude things during the install than to remove them later. Have a look
at the manpage for sysinstall(8), particularly the description of
distSetCustom under SCRIPT SYNTAX.
Here's the config for a dedicated server with a minimal installation
(and a small disk):
# disk format
# disk slices
ad0s1-1=ufs 262144 / 1 # 128M + soft updates
ad0s1-2=swap 262144 none # 128M
ad0s1-3=ufs 262144 /var 1 # 128M + soft updates
ad0s1-4=ufs 262144 /usr 1 # 128M + soft updates
ad0s1-5=ufs 0 /home 1 # free + soft updates
# install system
It's not as sophisticated as Solaris Jumpstart, but it certainly allows
you to customise the installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Coile" <scoile at nandomedia.com>
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 11:13 PM
> On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Bill Moran wrote:
> > Depends on the component and how the previous admin handled things.
> > FreeBSD users use the ports/package system to add/remove programs.
> > docs are very good:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports.html
> > However, some parts of FreeBSD are part of "distribution sets" (such
> > man pages, source and ports tree) I don't know of any automated way
> > remove these from the system.
> I guess that's my point. FreeBSD is pretty big, even without the
> My administration philosophy is "minimal function set": only install
> will be used. I'd like a clean way to remove a component--for
> development tools, or X, or printing support--from the system without
> breaking any dependencies.
> Steve Coile
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