On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:24:52PM -0600, Reg Tiangha wrote: > On 2017-03-19 11:38 AM, Dominique St-Pierre Boucher wrote: > > On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5:51:39 AM UTC-4, tnt_b...@keemail.me wrote: > >> hi there, > >> > >> fedora minimal is great idea to have inside Qubes, i wonder why we dont > >> have debian minimal as well inside Qubes ? > >> > >> (debian-qubes has many packages which r not necessary to be installed e.g > >> printing packages. tho, it will be nice to install the needed packages > >> from the user pleasures not by default.) > >> > >> Thanks > > > > This would be wonderful. I tried to create one by removing some package but > > not a big impact on space or memory usage. > > > > I will follow this thread with interest! > > > > Dominique > > > > You can create one yourself using qubes-builder ( > https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-builder ); I just did it myself a > couple of days ago, and it's great! I tried to do do a stretch-minimal > but it failed somewhere in the middle, but jessie-minimal worked fine > and I've switched all of my service vms to use that with coldkernel. > I'll probably get to creating a Thunderbird-only VM using that template > soon. > > I've noticed that there have been a lot of requests for debian-minimal > templates come through; it'd be nice if one could be made and put up in > the Qubes repository (even if it was templates-community) for > convenience sake.
I hadn't realised that there wasn't one in the repository. We'll fix this. In the meantime it is fairly simple to build one yourself, as Reg says. The instructions are at www.qubes-os.org/doc/qubes-builder/ If they look intimidating, dont be put off for the build. In the new template install the packages you need: sudo dnf install gpg git createrepo rpm-build make wget rpmdevtools python-sh dialog rpm-sign dpkg-dev debootstrap PyYAML: Close down the template. Create a qube based on that template: doesn't hurt to give it some extra space in private storage Start the new qube. Clone the build repository: 'git clone git://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-builder.git qubes-builder ' 'cd qubes-builder ' Run the setup file: './setup' Follow the defaults for the first three screens, and then select the builder-debian plugin on the 4th, Builder plugin screen. Select YES to download sources On the template selection page deselect fc23 and select jessie+minimal. Then build the template: 'make qubes-vm' 'make template' You will have to copy the template in to dom0 but there is a handy script at the end of the build log to help you do this. The build logs are in the build-logs directory. You can also turn on verbose output by putting VERBOSE=1 in builder.conf file instead of VERBOSE=0. If you like to mess around with the build, the relevant bits are in qubes-src/builder-debian/template_debian. That's where the package lists are. If you're going to do this more than once I would strongly recommend use of a caching proxy - it will save you a huge amount of time and bandwidth. unman -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/20170319213147.GA15867%40thirdeyesecurity.org. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.