On 09/19/2014 01:33 AM, Michael . wrote: > I'm about to start on making a live version of a minimal install of > TDE for Cobber (Australasian Debian). I am wondering what are the > absolute minimum packages required for a working TDE without > applications. The intent behind the minimal install is to allow end > users who want to choose the applications in their install to install > only what they need and want. I will provide synaptic (or a TDE > equivalent) for those who want a gui for package selection but there > will be no office suite, games, graphics tools, music or video tools. > In other words all I want is the visible desktop, menu etc so that the > user can navigate enough to install more applications through their > internet connection using either synaptic or a terminal. > > Cheers. > Michael. While your at it how about the minimum requirements to install into "Linux From Scratch", such as the posting of the environment variables, (set), and a current source code for just what your requesting. I've noticed that all TDE wants to be installed into main-stream linux distro's and they are all mostly bloat-ware.