As some of you may remember I work with a small charity that donates refurbished older computers to needy citizens. We presently install a remastered version of VL5.8 Gold on those computers. I am now working on a re-mastered version of VL5.9. By re-mastering I mean we burn a new ISO that has some superfluous applications removed and others which our clients prefer we add, we automate part of the VL install scripts, and we make minor changes to images, backgrounds etc.
At present I have the system down to 2.5GB of hard drive space for the root partition. We would like to get this even smaller, if possible, but we want to stick with xfce. I have removed fluxbox and jwm and a host of other stuff, but we have added OO, Xara Xtreeme and the Gimp at the request of users. Initially we were up to 2.9GB. We have since removed dev.tlz and a few other things, but with the X apps now finalized I am trying to find little nooks and crannies and superfluous packages/applications that newbies would probably never use. However, I don't want to break anything. In the past I have been too ruthless, trying to remove things like Tcl/Tk and Python, but with a host of breakages resulting from doing this.
If any developers or others have some suggestions of packages or applications that could probably be safely removed and keep the system from breaking I would appreciate your help. PS: I even went as far as removing vpackager - but that broke vasmCC, which we want to keep - now that was strange...
Any ideas appreciated.