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    Searching for a particular distro...


    Hi,
    I need a distro that is on a cd or floppy, that distro need to have nothing but the essentiels (like the Kernel, GCC, Binutils, etc), no X at all! It's need to install to the hard drive.

    Does somebody knows if that exist??

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    Sounds like you only want to install development tools. Any distro can do that, you just have to select the right option during installation. From the ones I've tried, Debian and Slackware are the easiest ones to do that in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bidi
    Sounds like you only want to install development tools. Any distro can do that, you just have to select the right option during installation. From the ones I've tried, Debian and Slackware are the easiest ones to do that in.
    Well, I just want nothing, I want to install my own packages :P And, modify them as I want! Mwahahahahahaha... Yeah, that would be an idea, take FC4 and install minimum...

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    If you want to do everything alone, give LFS a try.

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    Re: Searching for a particular distro...

    Quote Originally Posted by LegendBreath
    Hi,
    I need a distro that is on a cd or floppy, that distro need to have nothing but the essentiels (like the Kernel, GCC, Binutils, etc), no X at all! It's need to install to the hard drive.

    Does somebody knows if that exist??
    Well try archlinux. You its a binary distro you are suppose to install it the with only the base. Then you can make you own packages using a ABS (Arch building system), or you can use pacman. Take a look at the wiki.archlinux.org site.

    OH and this is how you would use ABS to make your own package
    You edit a file called a PKGBUILD (hmm wonder were that got it name)
    Code:
    pkgname=NAME
    pkgver=VERSION
    pkgrel=1
    pkgdesc=""
    url=""
    license=""
    depends=()
    makedepends=()
    conflicts=()
    replaces=()
    backup=()
    install=
    source=($pkgname-$pkgver.tar.gz)
    md5sums=()
    
    build() {
      cd $startdir/src/$pkgname-$pkgver
      ./configure --prefix=/usr
      make || return 1
      make DESTDIR=$startdir/pkg install
    }
    thats just a simple file. Arch IMO is sorta like slackware and sorta like gentoo.

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