garbytrash at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 10:43:29 PST 2013
On 11/29/13, Justin Sherrill <justin at shiningsilence.com> wrote:
> I don't recall anyone working on an actual nanobsd-equivalent for
> DragonFly. I suspect some of the need for that sort of setup has gone down
> over the years due to the explosion of cheap disk space, but I'm saying
> that without looking at the use cases very well.
Actually I use nanobsd scripts not because of the cost of diskspace,
but for reduced downtime during an upgrade and rollback to alternative
slice if it is not working.
Most importantly, nanobsd separates user data from OS, that is pretty
> On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 2:29 AM, Zenny <garbytrash at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 shiningsilence.com> wrote:
>> > I am saying this without checking to make sure it's correct, but: if
>> > you
>> > as John suggested and set up an install using DESTDIR, that resulting
>> > 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
>> > These may be able to do some of the work for you in system pruning,
>> > too,
>> > but they are poorly documented.
>> > http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/cgi/web-man?command=rconfig§ion=ANY
>> > http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/users/2006-08/msg00183.html
>> > http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/users/2006-08/msg00195.html
>> > 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;
>> > active disk will eat up a lot of space through file change history. If
>> > 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 mailathome.or.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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