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I'm trying to reduce the size of a few solaris installations I have. These are headless T1000 machines running solaris 10. Serving as oracle, apache and jboss servers, is there really any reason to have X Windows and gnome installed? Am I likely to break anything if I remove these packages?


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You're not going to break anything, no.

Just make sure you leave the X client libraries on the system; various system configuration tools and application tools (read: Oracle installer) will use those.

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