Packages that are useful, but not included in a minimal CentOS v5.1 installation
Packages to install
Given a VM template of a minimal CentOS v5.1 installation; that is deselecting all packages during installation; this is the list of packages that are useful to install on most machines. A base minimal installation is around 150 packages.
# yum install postfix vixie-cron crontabs man mlocate logrotate logwatch wget which screen
Shut down any services that aren't useful in a VM
# for A in haldaemon kudzu lvm2-monitor mcstrans messagebus netfs restorecond ; do chkconfig $A off ; service $A stop ; done