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#1 2019-07-13 02:20:46

reunite_pangaea
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Registered: 2019-07-12
Posts: 7  

A lighter desktop install

I've been running Devuan in a virtual machine and (depending on some factors) might make it my next operating system.

But it feels like too much is installed when a desktop environment is selected during system installation (LibreOffice being one example).

Is there some option for installing a desktop with fewer applications added in?

Or maybe I should just install the base system first and then manually install what I need. tongue

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#2 2019-07-13 02:36:23

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: A lighter desktop install

reunite_pangaea wrote:

Or maybe I should just install the base system first and then manually install what I need. tongue

1+

(with liberal use of --no-install-recommends, avoid metapackages and install the parts of the desktop individually)

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#3 2019-07-13 04:15:08

reunite_pangaea
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Re: A lighter desktop install

fsmithred wrote:

1+

(with liberal use of --no-install-recommends, avoid metapackages and install the parts of the desktop individually)

Thank you!

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#4 2019-07-15 21:34:30

stanz
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From: Northern Earth ~~ Brrrr
Registered: 2018-01-14
Posts: 136  

Re: A lighter desktop install

reunite_pangaea wrote:
fsmithred wrote:

1+

(with liberal use of --no-install-recommends, avoid metapackages and install the parts of the desktop individually)

Thank you!

shortcut:: Derivatives based on Devuan ...like
MiyoLinux, with i3 or Openbox DE's...minimal packages installed - so you install what cha like...
also using: '--no-install-recommends'    smile


miyoisomix.i2p

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