3.2rc5, obtain xfce with no other apps

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3.2rc5, obtain xfce with no other apps

Post#1 by xenos » 31 Oct 2016, 20:39

Is it possible to have porteus 3.2rc5 xfce with no others apps? Just minimalist iso, no calculator, mousepad, notes, screenshot, image viewer, gcolor2, trasmission, gFTP, polyglot, uget, any media player, epdf

Is it possible?

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Re: 3.2rc5, obtain xfce with no other apps

Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 31 Oct 2016, 22:34

xenos wrote:Is it possible?
sure is.
:D

one way to do this is uses the removepkg command on the extracted module..(as root user)

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ROOT=/path/to/extracted/003-xfce4 removepkg <list of package names eg. galculator mousepad etc>
look at /path/to/extracted/003-xfce4/var/log/packages to see what packages you want to remove..
some of the packages you mention are actually in the 002-xorg module..
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Re: 3.2rc5, obtain xfce with no other apps

Post#3 by xenos » 31 Oct 2016, 23:16

Fantastic! ncmprhnsbl

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Re: 3.2rc5, obtain xfce with no other apps

Post#4 by xenos » 01 Nov 2016, 08:10

Hi ncmprhnsbl,
Is that possible to have a clean base? maybe no x desktop or etc, just plain console

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Re: 3.2rc5, obtain xfce with no other apps

Post#5 by ncmprhnsbl » 01 Nov 2016, 08:43

yes (although theres still some 'extras' like mc , lynx and usm etc)
at the boot menu there is an option "Text Mode" that will start a console session without starting X
to not load 002-xorg and 003-xfce modules at all, press TAB and add this cheatcode(kernel parameter) :
noload=002;003 (and any other modules you might not want loaded)
if you're using wired network, it should be working, if wifi maybe not....
if you installed to USB or hard drive you can edit the boot menu accordingly at <your media>/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg
cheatcodes go on the APPEND line of each entry..
read more cheatcodes in -- /boot/docs/cheatcodes.txt
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