I've done this in the past by doing a full install with 2 disks, Move
what you don't want on the running system to the secondary disk and then
removing that disk when the machine goes into production. You can
always recompile the kernel, add patches, update etc. by plugging in and
mounting the secondary disk. Alternatively you can have multiple
machines similarly configured and do all the compiling on a
"development" machine and then distribute the new binaries.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henry Hollenberg [mailto:speed @
> Sent: Sunday, February 01, 1998 7:40 PM
> To: Firewalls @
> Subject: Re: setting up a bastion host on a linux system
> >Vince Doss wrote:
> >Perhaps this is may be too obvious however, the setup for RedHat 4.2
> >prompts you for which packages you want to install. It allows you a
> >bit of lattitude in your choices i.e. gcc, X, compiler, emacs...etc.
> >If you do not select these packages then they will not be installed.
> >I can not comment on any other distributions, but would assume there
> >are similarities.
> That's sort of what I was planning on doing....I'm going to try using
> Debian....I've just sorted thru all the packages it installed in one
> of the default modes and I think I'll try to figure out a way to pass
> it a custom list of packages I want installed....then install the
> firewall services....then see if it can't be stripped down a little
> Thanks for the reply
> Henry Hollenberg
> speed @