I have found that a lot of packages that get installed with APT tend to have many extra packages that get installed, but I am no sys-admin so I generally accept this.
As I start to get to grips with my VPS and Debian, I am beginning to pay more attention to what gets installed and why.
I recently compiled Nginx from source for the first time, instead of installing Apache using APT - this was recommended in the document I was reading.
To the sys-admin folk out there:
For minimal installs, do you generally compile/and or install stack components manually? Is using packages out of the question?
And my main question:
How should I go about maintaining a minimal phpMyAdmin install on my LEMP stack?
Happy New Year.