Friday, August 19, 2016

Combat Raspbian Software Bloat

i hate software bloat - it's bad enough that the Evil Empire has caused so much misery on this planet with its Winblows software, but when GNU/Linux distros bloat it's really sad...

don't get me wrong: i like Raspbian... but the Noobs distro is just plain dumb, and with Raspbian it's feast or famine:

- either you get a bloated, soggy, sdhc-eating install with all kinds of crap and junk most users will NEVER need


- in the case of Jessie Lite, a bare-bones, not even wifi-friendly distro

well friends, fear no more! thanks to Andrew Vaughn's Raspbian I love you but you're too fat, you can have a nicely crafted, customized Jessie Lite with a single command line!

here's my crafted system (i did install vnc4server, GNU ddrescue and some python extras afterwards though):

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install alacarte desktop-base fonts-dejavu fonts-sil-gentium-basic gksu gnome-icon-theme gnome-themes-standard-data gtk2-engines libgl1-mesa-dri libgles1-mesa libgles2-mesa libpangox-1.0-0 lightdm lxappearance lxappearance-obconf lxde lxde-common lxde-core lxde-icon-theme lxinput lxpanel menu-xdg pcmanfm raspberrypi-net-mods raspberrypi-ui-mods xcompmgr xdg-utils xinit xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-video-fbdev xserver-xorg-video-fbturbo gpicview leafpad lxrandr lxtask lxterminal openbox pi-package rc-gui xarchiver xpdf gstreamer1.0-alsa gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-omx gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-x policykit-1 raspberrypi-artwork rpi-update python-gpiozero python-picamera python-pifacecommon python-pifacedigitalio python-pip python-serial python-tk python3-serial raspi-gpio tree udisks python-pygame

btw, this was done on my latest addition to my stable of tiny GNU/Linux boxen - a used Raspberry Pi Model 2 B, which i snagged for a Jackson - bazinga! bargain time!

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