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May 13, 2013, 05:46:19 PM
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I am looking for recommendations for a Linux distribution to use in a VM so that I can effectively sandbox wallets for new alt coins. 

Requirements:

1.  Small memory footprint
2.  Small disk footprint
3.  Minimal need to install additional packages in order to be able to compile new wallets from source.

I will be running the wallet in daemon mode so I don't care about the GUI.  cgminer will be isolated on a different host.

I know there are others that put new wallets in a sandbox.  What distribution are you using for this task?

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May 13, 2013, 05:48:34 PM
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Quick and dirty

Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04, 12.04

And use these commands to make sure your system has everything it need to compile, run *coin daemons and other tools.
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties screen git python-rrdtool python-pygame python-scipy python-twisted python-twisted-web python-imaging build-essential libglib2.0-dev libglibmm-2.4-dev python-dev libboost-all-dev libdb++-dev autoconf automake ncurses-dev sysstat libboost-all-dev gcc-mingw32 libmysql++-dev cloog-ppl build-essential automake gcc libevent-dev libmemcached-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev zlib1g-dev libjansson-dev curl memcached libtool unzip freeglut3-dev libxi-dev libxmu-dev build-essential freeglut3-dev libxi-dev libxmu-dev mpich2


Not optimized for space usage when it comes to packages..

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May 13, 2013, 05:52:32 PM
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Debian (I use Wheezy, but whatever should work) is what you want...and the above Ubuntu dependencies should do the trick there too.
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May 13, 2013, 05:58:53 PM
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Ubuntu? Small memory footprint, small disk footprint? No way.
Use Debian netinstall.
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May 13, 2013, 06:02:47 PM
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Ubuntu? Small memory footprint, small disk footprint? No way.
Use Debian netinstall.

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May 13, 2013, 06:06:38 PM
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Also, you could use chroot on Debian-based system (Debian, Some-buntu, Mint etc)
Code:
debootstrap testing /chroot/ http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian
chroot /chroot/
aptitude install whatever you need
adduser user
su user
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May 13, 2013, 06:33:36 PM
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Wasn't there a distro just for this.  I remember reading about it but now I've forgotten the name.
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May 13, 2013, 06:51:04 PM
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Thanks everyone.  I am experimenting with Debian now but I am still interested in any additional recommendations.

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