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Reducing the size of the Debian Installation Footprint

It may be useful to reduce the size of the installation footprint on Embedded systems, or on older computers or laptops with limited drive space, or in cases where a small installation is preferred.

  • ?NonCriticalPackages Removing non-critical packages

  • ?SmallReplacements Replace packages with smaller equivalents

  • ?LocalePurge Remove unnecessary locale files. The introduction of ?LanguagePacks may also help in reducing the size of the installation footprint.

  • ?ManForeignPurge Remove foreign language man files

  • ?CopyrightPurge Remove copyright files

  • ["RebuildTCC"] Rebuilding packages using the Tiny C Compiler
  • ["ReduceCUPS"] Remove unnecessary cups dependencies
  • SmallKernel Build a smaller kernel using fewer options

  • "?ScrollKeeperPurge" Remove foreign language scrollkeeper files

  • ["ReduceX"] Reduce the size of the X installation footprint