Debian 8: the light way.
Where does this start?
The starting point for this installation is a clean Debian 8 (Jessie) netinstall with only these two options selected:
- OpenSSH server
- Standard system utilities
This does, however, not mean that it is only compatible with Debian 8 (Jessie). As long as the package names in the list below are installable via apt-get/aptitude on your distribution, it might probably work just as well on other Debian versions and/or Debian-derivatives like Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc.
How do I use this?
After reading the starting point for this installation, it is pretty easy to setup your system using Diet Jessie. Assuming that your freshly-installed device has an active internet connection, you can just do these three steps (as root):
# wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/djvdorp/diet-jessie/master/setup.sh # chmod +x setup.sh # ./setup.sh
What does this install?
Diet Jessie tries to supply you with a very tiny and productive setup, without all the bloatware featured with a full desktop setup.
The packages installed are divided into the following groups:
0. Bare essentials
1. Desktop Environment and Window Manager
6. File Management
10. Version Control