AryaLinux partial builds
Partial builds of AryaLinux are helpful if you want to create a completely customizable system starting from a bare minimum. For instance if you download and install AryaLinux from the Live Medium ISO then it would result in a system complete with Gnome desktop environment and applications. Such a system might serve to be a good desktop system but would not qualify to be installed in a server. For that you need a system that comes without X-Server and desktop environment and with a different set of applications running. In order to facilitate this we provide partial builds of AryaLinux.
There are three partial builds of AryaLinux. Each can be used for a different purpose:
- Base System : The base system partial build is simply AryaLinux without X-Server and Gnome. It can be used to build a server system as it is small, has a very small memory footprint and is highly customizable.
- Base System with X-Sever : This build contains the base system with X-Server. If you do not want the Gnome Desktop Environment and would like to build your own Desktop Environment for example KDE or XFCE or Mate, you can use this partial build as a starting point rather than building the entire system from ground up. Using this partial build a building on top of it saves a huge amount of time. Some of our users also build their own custom desktop environments using panel and desktop and window manager components. For such systems this partial build would be a perfect starting point.
- Base System with X-Server and Gnome : If you want a Gnome Desktop Environment but are not happy with the choice of our applications, you might as well start from a clean Gnome3 build and build on top of it. This partial build does the job of serving as a base for such systems perfectly.
All the partial builds come with alps. So installation of applications from AryaLinux repository is as easy as firing the alps install command by chrooting into the partial build.
If you want to know how to build on top of a partial build see here.