I have created a VirtualBox guest using debian-6.0.7-amd64. I am using it as a clone template to create Java work nodes, so my needs are pretty much limited to the JVM, networking, SSH and the basics needed to actually work on the box. When I picked install package categories on install, I deselected everything except "basics" and SSH. I want to shrink this guy as much as possible (though I will need some available file-space) and then use it to clone up a bunch of new instances as I need them.
My question is, can you suggest a set of files that would be included in this distro, that I could safely delete and most likely not need for everyday support of what amounts to a JVM ?