Shirnk down centos size

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Shirnk down centos size

Postby DJ2501 » 2007/07/21 15:37:51

Hey everybody. This is my first post here. What Im doing is making a centos4.5 lamp virtual machine on vmware and I need to shrink down the total size of the centos installation. Iv gone through my installed packages and it seems there are alot of things that were instaled by default that I dont need. When I installed I only selected webserver ftpserver and mysqlserver but alot of other things were installed alot.

What Im trying to achieve is a centos 4.5 lamp server with the smallest possible size. here is a list of the installed packages on the system. Could someone please tell me which ones I can remove and still have a working lamp server with ssh? Thanks for your time guys.

All Packages



cpio 2.5-13.RHEL4 A GNU archiving program.
dump 0.4b39-3.EL4.2 Programs for backing up and restoring ext2/ext3 filesystems.
lha 1.14i-17 An archiving and compression utility for LHarc format archives.
pax 3.0-9 POSIX File System Archiver
rmt 0.4b39-3.EL4.2 Provides certain programs with access to remote tape devices.
tar 1.14-12.RHEL4 A GNU file archiving program.
unzip 5.51-9.EL4.5 A utility for unpacking zip files.
zip 2.3-27 A file compression and packaging utility compatible with PKZIP.

lrzsz 0.12.20-19 The lrz and lsz modem communications programs.
mgetty 1.1.31-2 A getty replacement for use with data and fax modems.
minicom 2.00.0-19 A text-based modem control and terminal emulation program.

mysql 4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1 MySQL client programs and shared libraries.
mysql-devel 4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1 Files for development of MySQL applications.
mysql-server 4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1 The MySQL server and related files.
mysqlclient10 3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1 Backlevel MySQL shared libraries.
perl-DBD-MySQL 2.9004-3.1.centos4 A MySQL interface for perl
perl-DBI 1.40-8 A database access API for perl
sqlite 3.3.6-2 Library that implements an embeddable SQL database engine

nano 1.2.4-1 A small text editor
vim-minimal 6.3.046-0.40E.7 A minimal version of the VIM editor.

bc 1.06-17.1 GNU's bc (a numeric processing language) and dc (a calculator).

bzip2 1.0.2-13.EL4.3 A file compression utility.
file 4.10-3.0.2.el4 A utility for determining file types.
findutils 4.1.20-7.el4.3 The GNU versions of find utilities (find and xargs).
gzip 1.3.3-16.rhel4 The GNU data compression program.
slocate 2.7-13.el4.6 Finds files on a system via a central database.

curl 7.12.1-11.el4 A utility for getting files from remote servers (FTP, HTTP, and others).
finger 0.17-26.EL4.1 The finger client.
ftp 0.17-23.EL4 The standard UNIX FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client.
htmlview 3.0.0-8 Tools for launching Preferred Applications
jwhois 3.2.2-6.EL4.1 Internet whois/nicname client.
lftp 3.0.6-3 A sophisticated file transfer program
mailx 8.1.1-37.EL4 The /bin/mail program for sending e-mail messages.
mtr 0.54-10 A network diagnostic tool.
nc 1.10-22 Reads and writes data across network connections using TCP or UDP.
openssh 3.9p1-8.RHEL4.20 The OpenSSH implementation of SSH protocol versions 1 and 2.
openssh-clients 3.9p1-8.RHEL4.20 OpenSSH clients.
rsh 0.17-25.4 Clients for remote access commands (rsh, rlogin, rcp).
rsync 2.6.3-1 A program for synchronizing files over a network.
stunnel 4.05-3 An SSL-encrypting socket wrapper.
talk 0.17-26 Talk client for one-on-one Internet chatting.
tcpdump 3.8.2-10.RHEL4 A network traffic monitoring tool.
telnet 0.17-31.EL4.3 The client program for the telnet remote login protocol.
traceroute 1.4a12-24.EL4.1 Traces the route taken by packets over a TCP/IP network.
webalizer 2.01_10-25 A flexible Web server log file analysis program.
wget 1.10.2-0.40E A utility for retrieving files using the HTTP or FTP protocols.

groff A document formatting system.

bind-libs 9.2.4-24.EL4 Libraries used by various DNS packages
bind-utils 9.2.4-24.EL4 Utilities for querying DNS name servers.
bluez-bluefw 1.0-6 Bluetooth firmware loader
bluez-hcidump 1.11-1 Bluetooth HCI protocol analyser
bluez-utils 2.10-2.2 Bluetooth utilities
crypto-utils 2.1-4 SSL certificate and key management utilities
cryptsetup 0.1-4 A utility for setting up encrypted filesystems
dosfstools 2.8-18 Utilities for making and checking MS-DOS FAT filesystems on Linux.
ethtool 1.8-4 Ethernet settings tool for PCI ethernet cards
fbset 2.1-17 Tools for managing a frame buffer's video mode properties.
gnupg 1.2.6-9 A GNU utility for secure communication and data storage.
hdparm 5.7-2 A utility for displaying and/or setting hard disk parameters.
iproute 2.6.9-3.EL4.7 Advanced IP routing and network device configuration tools.
irda-utils 0.9.16-3 Utilities for infrared communication between devices.
isdn4k-utils 3.2-18.p1.1 Utilities for configuring an ISDN subsystem.
kudzu The Red Hat Linux hardware probing tool.
logwatch 5.2.2-2.EL4 A log file analysis program.
mt-st 0.8-1 Install mt-st if you need a tool to control tape drives.
mtools 3.9.9-9 Programs for accessing MS-DOS disks without mounting the disks.
netconfig 0.8.21-1.1 A text-based tool for simple configuration of ethernet devices.
parted 1.6.19-16.EL The GNU disk partition manipulation program.
pciutils 2.1.99.test8-3.4 PCI bus related utilities.
procps 3.2.3-8.6 System and process monitoring utilities.
psacct 6.3.2-39.rhel4 Utilities for monitoring process activities.
psmisc 21.4-4.1 Utilities for managing processes on your system.
rdate 1.4-2 Tool for getting the date/time from a remote machine.
rdist 6.1.5-38.40.2 Maintains identical copies of files on multiple machines.
schedutils 1.4.0-2 Utilities for manipulating process scheduler attributes
setserial 2.17-17 A utility for configuring serial ports.
setuptool 1.17-2 A text mode system configuration tool.
statserial 1.1-35 A tool which displays the status of serial port modem lines.
sudo 1.6.7p5-30.1.3 Allows restricted root access for specified users.
symlinks 1.2-22 A utility which maintains a system's symbolic links.
syslinux 2.11-1 Simple kernel loader which boots from a FAT filesystem
system-config-network-tui The NEtwork Adminstration Tool
time 1.7-25 A GNU utility for monitoring a program's use of system resources.
usbutils 0.11-7.RHEL4.1 Linux USB utilities.
usermode 1.74-2 Tools for certain user account management tasks.
which 2.16-4 Displays where a particular program in your path is located.

aspell 0.50.5-4.EL4 A spelling checker.
aspell-en 0.51-11 English dictionaries for Aspell.
diffutils 2.8.1-12 A GNU collection of diff utilities.
dos2unix 3.1-21.2 Text file format converter
ed 0.2-36 The GNU line editor.
gawk 3.1.3-10.1 The GNU version of the awk text processing utility.
grep 2.5.1-32.3 The GNU versions of grep pattern matching utilities.
less 382-4.rhel4 A text file browser similar to more, but better.
m4 1.4.1-16 The GNU macro processor.
sed 4.1.2-6.el4 A GNU stream text editor.
unix2dos 2.2-24.1 unix2dos - UNIX to DOS text file format converter


crash 4.0-3.9 crash utility for live systems; netdump, diskdump, LKCD or mcore dumpfiles
lsof 4.72-1.4 A utility which lists open files on a Linux/UNIX system.
sysreport 1.3.15-8 Gathers system hardware and configuration information.

guile 1.6.4-14 A GNU implementation of Scheme for application extensibility.
perl 5.8.5-36.RHEL4 The Perl programming language.
php 4.3.9-3.22.5 The PHP HTML-embedded scripting language. (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor)
php-ldap 4.3.9-3.22.5 A module for PHP applications that use LDAP.
php-mysql 4.3.9-3.22.5 A module for PHP applications that use MySQL databases.
php-pear 4.3.9-3.22.5 PHP Extension and Application Repository Components
python 2.3.4-14.4 An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.
tcl 8.4.7-2 Tcl scripting language development environment
umb-scheme 3.2-36.EL4 An implementation of the Scheme programming language.

audit-libs 1.0.15-3.EL4 Dynamic library for libaudit
dbus-glib 0.22-12.EL.9 GLib-based library for using D-BUS
e2fsprogs-devel 1.35-12.5.el4 Ext2 filesystem-specific static libraries and headers.
krb5-devel 1.3.4-49 Development files needed to compile Kerberos 5 programs.
libdbi 0.6.5-10.RHEL4.1 Database Independent Abstraction Layer for C
libdbi-dbd-mysql 0.6.5-10.RHEL4.1 MySQL plugin for libdbi
libpcap 0.8.3-10.RHEL4 A system-independent interface for user-level packet capture.
libxml2 2.6.16-10 Library providing XML and HTML support
libxml2-python 2.6.16-10 Python bindings for the libxml2 library
libxslt 1.1.11-1 Library providing the Gnome XSLT engine
mx 2.0.5-3 A collection of Python software tools.
MySQL-python 1.2.1_p2-1.el4.1 An interface to MySQL
net-snmp-libs 5.1.2-11.EL4.10 The NET-SNMP runtime libraries.
OpenIPMI-libs 1.4.14-1.4E.17 The OpenIPMI runtime libraries
openssl-devel 0.9.7a-43.16 Files for development of applications which will use OpenSSL.
perl-Filter 1.30-6 Filter Perl module
popt 1.9.1-22_nonptl A C library for parsing command line parameters.
pyOpenSSL 0.6-1.p23 Python wrapper module around the OpenSSL library
python-elementtree 1.2.6-5.el4.centos Fast XML parser and writer
python-sqlite 1.1.7-1.2.1 Python bindings for sqlite.
python-urlgrabber 2.9.8-2 A high-level cross-protocol url-grabber
rhnlib 2.1.1-3.el4 Python libraries for the RHN project
rpm-libs 4.3.3-22_nonptl Libraries for manipulating RPM packages.
rpm-python 4.3.3-22_nonptl Python bindings for apps which will manipulate RPM packages.
xmlsec1 1.2.6-3 Library providing support for "XML Signature" and "XML Encryption" standards
xmlsec1-openssl 1.2.6-3 OpenSSL crypto plugin for XML Security Library
zlib-devel Header files and libraries for Zlib development.

checkpolicy 1.17.5-1 SELinux policy compiler
comps 4.5CENTOS-0.20070506 Comps file and header lists for the CentOS distribution
rpmdb-CentOS 4.5-0.20070506 The entire rpm database for the CentOS distribution.

binutils A GNU collection of binary utilities.
desktop-file-utils 0.9-3.el4 Utilities for manipulating .desktop files
elfutils 0.97.1-4 A collection of utilities and DSOs to handle compiled objects.
elfutils-libelf 0.97.1-4 Library to read and write ELF files.
gettext 0.14.1-13 GNU libraries and utilities for producing multi-lingual messages.
make 3.80-6.EL4 A GNU tool which simplifies the build process for users.
patch 2.5.4-20 The GNU patch command, for modifying/upgrading files.
swig 1.3.21-6 Connects C/C++/Objective C to some high-level programming languages.
sysfsutils 1.2.0-1 sysfsutils, library interface to sysfs.
System Environment


acl 2.2.23-5.3.el4 Access control list utilities.
anacron 2.3-32 A cron-like program that can run jobs lost during downtime.
attr 2.4.16-3.1.el4 Utilities for managing filesystem extended attributes.
authconfig 4.6.10-rhel4.3 Text-mode tool for setting up NIS and shadow passwords.
basesystem 8.0-4 The skeleton package which defines a simple Red Hat Linux system.
centos-release 4-4.3 Centos Linux release file
chkconfig A system tool for maintaining the /etc/rc*.d hierarchy.
coreutils 5.2.1-31.6 The GNU core utilities: a set of tools commonly used in shell scripts
crontabs 1.10-7 Root crontab files used to schedule the execution of programs.
device-mapper 1.02.17-3.0.1.el4 device mapper library
dhclient 3.0.1-59.EL4 Development headers and libraries for interfacing to the DHCP server
dhcpv6_client 0.10-17_EL4 DHCPv6 client
dmraid 1.0.0.rc14-5_RHEL4_U5 dmraid (Device-mapper RAID tool and library)
e2fsprogs 1.35-12.5.el4 Utilities for managing the second extended (ext2) filesystem.
eject 2.0.13-11 A program that ejects removable media using software control.
filesystem 2.3.0-1 The basic directory layout for a Linux system.
glibc-common 2.3.4-2.36 Common binaries and locale data for glibc
grub 0.95-3.8 GRUB - the Grand Unified Boot Loader.
hwdata 0.146.28.EL-1 Hardware identification and configuration data
info 4.7-5.el4.2 A stand-alone TTY-based reader for GNU texinfo documentation.
initscripts 7.93.29.EL-1.centos4 The inittab file and the /etc/init.d scripts.
ipsec-tools 0.3.3-6.rhel4.1 Tools for configuring and using IPSEC
iptables 1.2.11-3.1.RHEL4 Tools for managing Linux kernel packet filtering capabilities.
iptstate 1.3-4 A top-like display of IP Tables state table entries
kbd 1.12-2.el4.4 Tools for configuring the console (keyboard, virtual terminals, etc.)
kernel-utils 2.4-13.1.99 Kernel and Hardware related utilities
keyutils 1.0-2 Linux Key Management Utilities
keyutils-libs 1.0-2 Key utilities library
krb5-workstation 1.3.4-49 Kerberos 5 programs for use on workstations.
libuser 0.52.5-1.el4.1 A user and group account administration library.
logrotate 3.7.1-6.RHEL4 Rotates, compresses, removes and mails system log files.
lvm2 2.02.21-5.el4 Userland logical volume management tools
mailcap 2.1.17-1 Associates helper applications with particular file types.
MAKEDEV 3.15.2-3 A program used for creating device files in /dev.
man 1.5o1-10.rhel4 A set of documentation tools: man, apropos and whatis.
mdadm 1.12.0-2 mdadm controls Linux md devices (software RAID arrays)
mingetty 1.07-3 A compact getty program for virtual consoles only.
mkbootdisk 1.5.2-1 Creates a boot floppy disk for booting a system.
mkinitrd Creates an initial ramdisk image for preloading modules.
mktemp 1.5-20 A small utility for safely making /tmp files.
net-tools 1.60-37.EL4.9 Basic networking tools.
NetworkManager 0.3.1-4.el4 A network link manager and user applications
nss_ldap 226-18 NSS library and PAM module for LDAP.
ntsysv A tool to set the stop/start of system services in a runlevel.
numactl 0.6.4-1.39 library for tuning for Non Uniform Memory Access machines
openib 1.1-7 OpenIB Infiniband Driver Stack
OpenIPMI 1.4.14-1.4E.17 OpenIPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) library and tools
pam 0.77-66.21 A security tool which provides authentication for applications.
pam_ccreds 3-3.rhel4.2 Pam module to cache login credentials
pam_krb5 2.1.8-1 A Pluggable Authentication Module for Kerberos 5.
pam_passwdqc 0.7.5-2 Pluggable password quality-control module.
pam_smb 1.1.7-5 A Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) for use with SMB servers.
passwd 0.68-10.1 The passwd utility for setting/changing passwords using PAM.
pinfo 0.6.8-7 An info file viewer.
policycoreutils 1.18.1-4.12 SELinux policy core utilities.
prelink 0.3.3-0.EL4 An ELF prelinking utility
quota 3.12-6.el4 System administration tools for monitoring users' disk usage.
redhat-logos 1.1.26-1.centos4.4 Red Hat-related icons and pictures.
redhat-lsb 3.0-8.EL LSB support for Red Hat Linux
rootfiles 8-1 The basic required files for the root user's directory.
rpm 4.3.3-22_nonptl The RPM package management system.
selinux-policy-targeted 1.17.30-2.145 SELinux targeted policy configuration
setools 2.3-4 SELinux tools for managing policy
setup 2.5.37-1.3 A set of system configuration and setup files.
shadow-utils 4.0.3-61.RHEL4 Utilities for managing accounts and shadow password files.
system-config-mouse 1.2.9-1 A graphical interface for configuring mice
system-config-securitylevel-tui A text interface for modifying the system security level
SysVinit 2.85-34.4 Programs which control basic system processes.
termcap 5.4-3 The terminal feature database used by certain applications.
tmpwatch 2.9.1-1 A utility for removing files based on when they were last accessed.
tzdata 2007d-1.el4 Timezone data
udev 039-10.15.EL4 A userspace implementation of devfs
up2date 4.5.5-6.el4.centos Determines which system packages need to be updated.
utempter 0.5.5-5 A privileged helper for utmp/wtmp updates.
util-linux 2.12a-16.EL4.25 A collection of basic system utilities.
vconfig 1.8-4 Linux 802.1q VLAN configuration utility
vixie-cron 4.1-47.EL4 The Vixie cron daemon for executing specified programs at set times.
wireless-tools 28-0.pre16.3.3.EL4 Wireless ethernet configuration tools
wpa_supplicant 0.4.9-1.1.el4 WPA/WPA2/IEEE 802.1X Supplicant
yp-tools 2.8-7 NIS (or YP) client programs.
yum 2.4.3-3.el4.centos RPM installer/updater

acpid 1.0.3-2 ACPI Event Daemon
apmd 3.0.2-24 Advanced Power Management (APM) BIOS utilities for laptops.
at 3.1.8-80_EL4 Job spooling tools.
audit 1.0.15-3.EL4 User space tools for 2.6 kernel auditing
autofs 4.1.3-199.3 A tool for automatically mounting and unmounting filesystems.
cups 1.1.22-0.rc1.9.20 Common Unix Printing System
distcache 1.4.5-6 Distributed SSL session cache
gpm 1.20.1-71.RHEL4 A mouse server for the Linux console.
httpd 2.0.52-32.3.ent.centos4 Apache HTTP Server
httpd-suexec 2.0.52-32.3.ent.centos4 suexec binary for the Apache HTTP server
iputils 20020927-19.EL4.5 Network monitoring tools including ping.
mod_auth_mysql 2.6.1-2.2 Basic authentication for the Apache web server using a MySQL database.
mod_perl 1.99_16-4.5 An embedded Perl interpreter for the Apache Web server.
mod_python 3.1.3-5.1 An embedded Python interpreter for the Apache Web server.
mod_ssl 2.0.52-32.3.ent.centos4 SSL/TLS module for the Apache HTTP server
netdump 0.7.16-10 Client setup for network kernel message logging and crash dumps
nscd 2.3.4-2.36 A Name Service Caching Daemon (nscd).
openldap 2.2.13-7.4E The configuration files, libraries, and documentation for OpenLDAP.
openssh-server 3.9p1-8.RHEL4.20 The OpenSSH server daemon.
pcmcia-cs 3.2.7-3.5 Utilities for handling PCMCIA devices
portmap 4.0-63 A program which manages RPC connections.
ppp 2.4.2-6.4.RHEL4 The PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) daemon.
procmail 3.22-14 The procmail mail processing program.
rp-pppoe 3.5-22 A PPP over Ethernet client (for xDSL support).
sendmail 8.13.1-3.2.el4 A widely used Mail Transport Agent (MTA).
sysklogd 1.4.1-26_EL System logging and kernel message trapping daemons.
tcp_wrappers 7.6-37.2 A security tool which acts as a wrapper for TCP daemons.
tux 3.2.18-2 User-space component of TUX kernel-based threaded HTTP server
vsftpd 2.0.1-5.EL4.5 vsftpd - Very Secure Ftp Daemon
wvdial 1.54.0-3 A heuristic autodialer for PPP connections.
xinetd 2.3.13-4.4E.1 A secure replacement for inetd.
ypbind 1.17.2-13 The NIS daemon which binds NIS clients to an NIS domain.

hotplug 2004_04_01-7.8 A helper application which loads modules for USB devices.
kernel 2.6.9-55.0.2.EL the linux kernel (the core of the linux operating system)
kernel 2.6.9-55.EL the linux kernel (the core of the linux operating system)
kernel-smp 2.6.9-55.EL The Linux kernel compiled for SMP machines.
kernel-smp 2.6.9-55.0.2.EL The Linux kernel compiled for SMP machines.
module-init-tools 3.1-0.pre5.3.4 Kernel module management utilities.
setarch 1.6-1 Personality setter

apr 0.9.4-24.5.c4.2 Apache Portable Runtime library
apr-util 0.9.4-21 Apache Portable Runtime Utility library
beecrypt 3.1.0-6 An open source cryptography library.
bluez-libs 2.10-2 Bluetooth libraries
bzip2-libs 1.0.2-13.EL4.3 Libraries for applications using bzip2
cracklib 2.8.9-1.3 A password-checking library.
cracklib-dicts 2.8.9-1.3 The standard CrackLib dictionaries.
cups-libs 1.1.22-0.rc1.9.20 Common Unix Printing System - libraries
cyrus-sasl 2.1.19-5.EL4 The Cyrus SASL library.
cyrus-sasl-md5 2.1.19-5.EL4 CRAM-MD5 and DIGEST-MD5 support for Cyrus SASL.
cyrus-sasl-plain 2.1.19-5.EL4 PLAIN and LOGIN support for Cyrus SASL.
dapl 1.2.1-7 Userspace DAT and DAPL API
db4 4.2.52-7.1 The Berkeley DB database library (version 4) for C.
dbus 0.22-12.EL.9 D-BUS message bus
expat 1.95.7-4 A library for parsing XML.
fontconfig 2.2.3-7.centos4 Font configuration and customization library
freetype 2.1.9-6.el4 A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine.
gd 2.0.28-5.4E A graphics library for quick creation of PNG or JPEG images.
gdbm 1.8.0-24 A GNU set of database routines which use extensible hashing.
glib 1.2.10-15 A library of handy utility functions.
glib2 2.4.7-1 A library of handy utility functions.
glibc 2.3.4-2.36 The GNU libc libraries.
gmp 4.1.4-3 A GNU arbitrary precision library.
hal 0.4.2-6.EL4 Hardware Abstraction Layer
hesiod 3.0.2-30 Hesiod libraries and sample programs.
ibutils 1.0-4 OpenIB Mellanox InfiniBand Diagnostic Tools
krb5-libs 1.3.4-49 The shared libraries used by Kerberos 5.
libacl 2.2.23-5.3.el4 Dynamic library for access control list support.
libattr 2.4.16-3.1.el4 Dynamic library for extended attribute support.
libcap 1.10-20 Library for getting and setting POSIX.1e capabilities
libgcc 3.4.6-8 GCC version 3.4 shared support library
libgcrypt 1.2.0-3 A general-purpose cryptography library.
libgpg-error 1.0-1 libgpg-error
libgssapi 0.8-1 Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface Library
libibcommon 1.0.1-7 OpenIB InfiniBand Management and Diagnostic Tools
libibumad 1.0.1-7 OpenIB InfiniBand Management and Diagnostic Tools
libibverbs 1.0.4-7 A library for direct userspace use of InfiniBand Verbs
libidn 0.5.6-1 Internationalized Domain Name support library
libjpeg 6b-33 A library for manipulating JPEG image format files.
libmthca Mellanox InfiniBand HCA Userspace Driver
libpng 1.2.7-3.el4 A library of functions for manipulating PNG image format files.
librdmacm 0.9.1-7 RDMA cm library
libsdp 1.1.0-7 LD_PRELOAD-able library for using SDP
libselinux 1.19.1-7.3 SELinux library and simple utilities
libsepol 1.1.1-2 SELinux binary policy manipulation library
libstdc++ 3.4.6-8 GNU Standard C++ Library
libtermcap 2.0.8-39 A basic system library for accessing the termcap database.
libtiff 3.6.1-12 A library of functions for manipulating TIFF format image files.
libusb 0.1.8-3 A library which allows userspace access to USB devices.
libwvstreams 3.75.0-2 WvStreams is a network programming library written in C++.
lksctp-tools 1.0.2-6.4E.1 User-space access to Linux Kernel SCTP
lockdev 1.0.1-6.2 A library for locking devices.
MyODBC 2.50.39-25.RHEL4.1 ODBC driver for MySQL
ncurses 5.4-13 A CRT screen handling and optimization package.
newt 0.51.6-9.rhel4 A development library for text mode user interfaces.
newt-perl 1.08-7 Perl bindings for the Newt library
nfs-utils-lib 1.0.6-8 Network File System Support Library
nss_db 2.2-29 An NSS library for the Berkeley DB.
opensm-libs 2.0.0-7 InfiniBand subnet manager and administration libraries
openssl 0.9.7a-43.16 The OpenSSL toolkit.
pcre 4.5-3.2.RHEL4 Perl-compatible regular expression library
pyxf86config 0.3.19-1 Python wrappers for libxf86config
readline 4.3-13 A library for editing typed command lines.
rhpl 0.148.5-1 Library of python code used by programs in Red Hat Linux
slang 1.4.9-8 The shared library for the S-Lang extension language.
unixODBC 2.2.11-1.RHEL4.1 A complete ODBC driver manager for Linux.
words 3.0-3.2 A dictionary of English words for the /usr/share/dict directory.
xorg-x11-libs 6.8.2-1.EL.19 Shared libraries needed by the X Window System
xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL 6.8.2-1.EL.19 A 3D graphics library which uses an OpenGL-like API
zlib The zlib compression and decompression library.

ash 0.3.8-20 A smaller version of the Bourne shell (sh).
bash 3.0-19.3 The GNU Bourne Again shell (bash) version 3.0.
pdksh 5.2.14-30.3 A public domain clone of the Korn shell (ksh).
tcsh 6.13-9.el4.1 An enhanced version of csh, the C shell.

diskdumputils 1.3.25-1 diskdump utilities


webmin 1.350-1 A web-based administration interface for Unix systems.
User Interface


redhat-menus 3.7.1-2 Configuration and data files for the desktop menus

jpackage-utils 1.7.3-1jpp.1.el4 JPackage utilities
gpg(CentOS-4 key )

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Shirnk down centos size

Postby BobCochran » 2007/07/23 02:47:44

[color=0000FF][font=Arial]I installed CentOS 5 as a vmware workstation 6 guest today for the first time. I don't know why you are trying to shrink down your installation size as small as possible...I'm sure you have your reasons.

I started with a 400 Gb hard drive and I installed the host OS on that. Then I installed vmware, then I configured a vmware virtual machine with a 60 Gb disk size for the guest. The default is to grow the guest space in 2 Gb slices. Since I'm learning, the default is fine. Then I installed CentOS 5 as the guest. I didn't worry at all about the size of the installation, I just selected the package groups I need, added or subtracted a few packages, and then went ahead with the install. Then I updated the guest with all the current packages and played with the vmware-tools-config script until my guest was running with the window size I want.

So far, so good.

Bob Cochran
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