I installed only the base debian package and during installation I did not select any of GUI window manager, laptop, or system utilities.
So basically I'm running debian from command line, now I want to set up a GUI just for desktop. For this I tried installing gnome-core by
apt-get install gnome-core
But is shows gnome-core as a 400MB archive, is the core package so big? I don't want any programs just the basic desktop GUI and nothing else. My internet speed is slow and I can't wait for hours together for installing gnome. Is there any other way to do it?
To install only the core package for just desktop and nothing else.