switching from desktop to server
dontodd at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 18:47:06 UTC 2006
On 3/24/06, Clive Menzies <clive at clivemenzies.co.uk> wrote:
> On (24/03/06 09:27), Todd Slater wrote:
> > Is there a fairly easy way of switching from a desktop install to a
> > server install after the fact? I'd just as soon remove all of the
> > gnome desktop stuff so I don't have to update it when I do updates.
> In aptitude there is an option 'M' which will remove all automatically
> installed packages which will strip out lots of packages but be careful
> that it doesn't uninstall anything essential.
> Alternatively, you can do something like:
> # aptitude purge gdm x-window-sytem-core
> which should remove most gui related packages.
> Then do something like:
> $ dpkg -l | grep gnome
> and see what's left. You can then purge those packages it finds.
> I also use deborphan to remove unwanted packages:
> $ deborphan # will show you unwanted lib packages
> $ deborphan -ap5 # will show the least important packages (4,
> more important etc.)
Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
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