I'd like to install a small Debian server (as a template), which contains only the necessary packages. Even though I select only the ssh server and the Standard utilities at the software selection screen, after finishing install I've found some xorg packages on the installed system. (for example xserver-xorg) Could you tell me why? Would it be the part of the Standard utilities? :o Is there any way to exclude all of XFree/xorg packages? Or would be better to leave it? I've tried to remove xserver-xorg and nothing prevented to do it. But removing it, removed virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 too, but don't tried to remove other virtualbox packages, so I don't understand why was these installed...
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They appear to be part of the base install regardless of the tasksel package selection. You can safely remove the xorg and virtualbox packages though.
If you are brave enough, you could prevent recommended packages from being installed adding this line to /etc/apt/apt.conf
This should reduce the number of package installed during a standard Debian setup, including the xorg ones