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Thread: WHat is in ubuntu-minimal?

  1. #1
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    WHat is in ubuntu-minimal?

    I'm looking for a list of packages installed by the ubuntu-minimal metapackage.

    Can someone point me to a list?


    lists the dependencies but it doesn't seem complete.
    Running the apt install -s still doesn't seem like it will install a working system but it's probably ignoring the packages I have already installed.

  2. #2
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    Re: WHat is in ubuntu-minimal?

    That's exactly what the ubuntu-minimal package installs.
    It's complete as far as that particular package goes.

    Isn't it already installed?
    Or at least everything it depends on should already be installed.
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  3. #3
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    Re: WHat is in ubuntu-minimal?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ +1
    "apt show ubuntu-minimal"
    Package: ubuntu-minimal
    Version: 1.431
    Priority: important
    Section: metapackages
    Source: ubuntu-meta
    Origin: Ubuntu
    Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <>
    Installed-Size: 50.2 kB
    Depends: adduser, apt, apt-utils, bzip2, console-setup, debconf, debconf-i18n, e2fsprogs, eject, init, initramfs-tools, iproute2, iputils-ping, isc-dhcp-client, kbd, kmod, less, locales, lsb-release, mawk, mount, netbase, netcat-openbsd,, passwd, procps, python3, sensible-utils, sudo, tzdata, ubuntu-advantage-tools, ubuntu-keyring, udev, vim-tiny, whiptail
    Recommends: rsyslog
    Task: minimal
    Supported: 9m
    Download-Size: 4,020 B
    APT-Sources: disco/main amd64 Packages
    Description: Minimal core of Ubuntu
     This package depends on all of the packages in the Ubuntu minimal system,
     that is a functional command-line system with the following capabilities:
      - Boot
      - Detect hardware
      - Connect to a network
      - Install packages
      - Perform basic diagnostics
     It is also used to help ensure proper upgrades, so it is recommended that
     it not be removed.
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  4. #4
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    Re: WHat is in ubuntu-minimal?

    But here is my problem:

    adduser is included in ubuntu-minimal its page says it depends on :

    or debconf-2.0

    And while those should be installed on a minimal system, perl-base is not indicated as being installed with ubuntu-minimal
    So I'm wondering how you get what ubuntu-minimal says it provides, a minimal command line system.

    And no it isn't installed on my working system which was upgraded from previous version of Ubuntu.

    It also says it depends on all of the packages in the Ubuntu minimal install, so I'm not sure why these few tools are already included.
    Last edited by rsteinmetz70112; May 15th, 2019 at 09:10 PM.


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