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Ubuntu packets

Postby Giacomo on Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:48 pm

Good evening,

I'm an Italian student of Informatic Engineering at Università Politecnica delle Marche and I'm preparing an exam which consists in taking a Linux distribution (I've chosen Linux Mint) and to make it minimal mantaining routing functionality.
So I have to remove many many packets and I ask You if packets whose name starts with ubuntu are essential or not and in particular what in general they do.
I would also like to know why, when I removed alsa packets, the GUI of my Linux Mint went down.


Thank You

Best Regards

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Re: Ubuntu packets

Postby Lantesh on Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:56 pm

You'd be better off starting with Debian rather than Mint. If the goal of your project is to have a minimalist operating system starting with Mint doesn't make much sense. Start with Debian which out of the box is pretty minimal already.
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Re: Ubuntu packets

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:58 pm

Even better - go for Linux from Scratch, or Gentoo, or even the Ubuntu minimal disc or INX. As for your original question, maybe, maybe not. Some will be deeply involved in the workings of the system, others will be theme packages.
If you have a question that has been answered and solved, then please edit your original post and put a [SOLVED] at the end of your subject header
Hint - use a google search including the search term site:forums.linuxmint.com
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Re: Ubuntu packets

Postby Giacomo on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:10 pm

Well I chose Linux Mint, I've started to work with it and I must continue with it.
So please answer my questions and help me.

Thank You

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