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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 
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