On 20-11-2015 21:41, Rugxulo wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Alain Mouette <ala...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> I personaly prefer a mainstream distribution. I used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
>> The reason is that if other programs are need in the Linux part, it
>> would be easy to install.
>> Dosemu has a pretty good interation with Linux...
> I'm not sure what is the best foundation to build upon. Debian? Arch?
> Gentoo?? Linux From Scratch??? (Heck, even FreeBSD used to support
> DOSEMU, but nowadays you're probably stuck with an ancient QEMU 0.11
> or perhaps bhyve, which I've never tried).
My choice was not based on "smallest" but just "small enough". Ubuntu is 
what I use for a dozen VMs in my dayly use. I have a base-VM uppon which 
I build them all and I like to have some confort, I just used that one.

Just to give you an idea of a few things:
*) do it without Synaptic, it uses huge libaries
*) compile Dosemu on a different VM and copy to the target for install
*) unfragment the disk image
Also there could be a general cleanup of unused packages, I just left it 
all there

As you can see, I am absolutely not an optimization fanatic ;-)

In fact it may be the oposite, I use dosemu as a TOOL, and I usualy need 
other tools to work with it


> I'm not complaining. Your distro is interesting, but I'm not sure I
> have much insight for how to noticeably improve it.
> Puppy is quite a bit smaller than Ubuntu. I'm honestly not sure if
> they still make Ubuntu derivatives anymore. I'm still (sometimes)
> natively using ancient Lucid Puppy, which is considered quite old. I
> do see some builds (and forgot I briefly tested under VM) Tahr-Pup
> 6.x, but I don't know the details. The only real advantage to Puppy is
> leanness (perhaps too much), thus much smaller size. Of course,
> whichever Puppy version being compatible with an LTS release isn't bad
> by any stretch. Though I don't honestly know if it's worth switching,
> if you know what I mean.
> So I don't really keep up-to-date with Puppy by any stretch, even if I like 
> it.
> 1). http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-tahr/iso/
> (unfortunately, the following topics are somewhat old, so they may not
> apply to all versions)
> 2a). http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=57096
> 2b). http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=87318
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