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Reduce Arch to a minimum

Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:33 pm

Hi all,

I'm doing a new project and is working ok, but, I want to reduce the size to a minimum removing all unnecessary programs, files, service, etc... I'm using some programs like lighttpd (http server), ftp server, ffpmeg.. etc but I think I don't need a lot of libraries, programs etc.. How can I do to remove all but the programs I'm using and keep the system working properly?? Any automated program or something like this??

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Reduce Arch to a minimum

Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:39 am

Afaik, Arch is supposed to be very minimal by default... I suppose you could use the pacman package manager to list installed packages and to remove if needed. Might better belong to the Arch sub-forum http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=53 ?
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Re: Reduce Arch to a minimum

Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:47 pm

You can run "pacman -Qdt" (man pacman) to query the database of installed packages for items that were installed as a dependency for some package but aren't needed anymore. You can also run "pacman -Qet" to list all explicitly installed packages and see if there is anything you wish to remove.
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