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[Bug 669498] minimum server selection screwed up - missing e.g. zypper, vim, man

Robert Davies <rob.opensuse.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #25 from Robert Davies <rob.opensuse.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2011-07-02 07:21:35 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
vim-base indeed isn't enough as it doesn't contain the vim binary o_O. The
"vim" would be needed.

No way should vim be in a "minimal" install.
If you have to have an editor (there's already sed in SUSE Studio JeOS), then
why not consider e3, which crams Wordstar-like or Emacs or Pico or vi or Nedit
editor modes into :

ladm@fir:~> ls -l /usr/bin/e3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13283 Feb 18 21:42 /usr/bin/e3
ladm@fir:~> echo /usr/bin/e3*
/usr/bin/e3 /usr/bin/e3em /usr/bin/e3ne /usr/bin/e3pi /usr/bin/e3vi

Things like NTP also seem redundant if say the minimal install is in a virtual

The SuSE Studio "JeOS" seems to be a working minimalist install, perhaps their
pattern can help, though even there, there were a few items I could get rid of.
Unfortunately may be polkit pulls in GNOME-ish dependencies.

The argument for a Minimal Install came about because 10.3, 11.0 & 11.1, had
very bloated default installs, which required effort to get rid of, making it
unsuitable as VM guest, or a basis for lean mean appliance, or security
conscious server deployment, where EVERY package adds to security update
maintenance problems.

Those who want "comfort" can easily run scripts to add bloat.

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