I'm currently trying to build a minimum system that is ubuntu 13.04 based and has xubuntu-desktop on the top.
So first of all I installed the ubuntu base system using ubuntu mini.iso from here
After that I installed xubuntu-desktop without recommended packages
Additionally I installed the following packages again without recommended packages
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop
This results in almost perfect minimal xubuntu system!
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends \
What's missing are:
- Time and Date Settings (gnome-time-admin package)
- Users Settings (gnome-system-tools package)
- Network Manager (network-manager package)
all these packages have heavy gnome packages dependencies (especially network-manager) and I'd like to find an alternative if any. Please suggest some
catfish is OK but it has a dependency to the zeitgeist package. Is there an alternative?
Did I forget to install some packages? Please comment
And I'm playing currently in the Virtual Box so any specific hardware drivers aren't installed. And no cups related packages installed.