Minimal installation

Zenny garbytrash at
Thu Nov 28 23:29:57 PST 2013

Very useful info. Thank you Justin and John.

BTW, something minimal like NanoBSD scripts from FreeBSD tools would
be very helpful, I guess. Is there something in the making similar to
NanoBSD scripts in DragonFlyBSD? Didn't find anything online.

On 11/29/13, Justin Sherrill <justin at> wrote:
> I am saying this without checking to make sure it's correct, but: if you do
> as John suggested and set up an install using DESTDIR, that resulting setup
> could be packaged into an install iso/img.  The installer 'just' copies
> over the system on the install image.
> Also, if you plan to install to multiple machines, there's PFI and rconfig.
>  These may be able to do some of the work for you in system pruning, too,
> but they are poorly documented.
> I'll point out that if you are removing material from the system to save
> disk space, you will also want to pay attention to your Hammer settings; an
> active disk will eat up a lot of space through file change history.  If you
> aren't short on space... really, there's no need to trim this stuff out.
> On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 6:02 AM, Konrad Neuwirth
> <konrad at>wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have a rather uncommon request. I'm thinking about making a fairly
>> small
>> dragonflybsd install image for our production servers. I'm sure that it
>> doesn't need the compiler tool chain or a lot of other things; but does
>> anyone here have a good idea of how to go about finding out what tools I
>> need and what tools I don't need? Coming from NetBSD, there was that
>> little
>> base & etc set that could get the system going – but I don't really have
>> a
>> reasonably good idea how to go about this.
>> Thank you!
>>  Konrad

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