Required/Recommended/Optional packages

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Aug 30 19:10:48 PDT 2000

> REQUIRED: (needed for the system to boot and maintain itself)
>   bash
>   bootloader (lilo, or other)
>   compiled kernel image
>   console-data
>   console-tools

console-* aren't required, only if you have a non-us keyboard.

>   netkit-base
>   net-tools

Those two are recommended, especially the protocols and services files from 
netkit-base. Without those files daemons don't run. They need to know what 
port a service runs on for example.

> OPTIONAL: (Stuff needed only to compile other stuff and the likes, or just
> stuff you can do without)

sed belongs under this category too.

Gerard Beekmans

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