Lighten CentOS Server

A few things to remove that are unneeded on your CentOS server

By Robin Rowe

HOLLYWOOD, CA (LinuxMovies) 9/18/2011 – CentOS is a Redhat-based Linux that many use as a server. Here are a few things to jettison that a server doesn’t typically need.

To disable X11 you could change your run level to 3 and edit the initdefault line in your /etc/inittab file. To get rid of X11 entirely, so you’re not updating useless packages with yum update, use this:

yum groupremove “X Window System”

We may want to put ImageMagick back.

yum install ImageMagick

We don’t need SAMBA:

yum remove samba-common


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