Re: Obsessed with a clean system
On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:33:49AM -0700, William Ballard wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 10:28:24AM -0500, Kirk Strauser wrote:
> > On Tuesday 10 August 2004 22:04, Tong Sun wrote:
> > > Anybody here is as obsessed as I am for a clean system?
> > No. Drives are cheap, but my time is not. I have a ridiculous number of
> > packages installed (because Debian makes it cheap to experiment and I don't
> > get too worked up about removing the ones I don't use often), and the total
> > size of my system (excluding /home, but including /usr/src and all of the
> > kernel tarballs extracted in there) is 5.2 GB.
> > That's roughly 5% of the size of a hard drive that I can buy for $60 at the
> > local office supply store, or $3 worth of space. Even if I could cut that
> > in half, I'd be saving about $1.50 worth of space at a cost of hundreds of
> > dollars of time.
> > I used to be obsessed with clean drives before I upgraded the 120MB Connor
> > in my Amiga. Since then, I haven't spent much time worrying about it.
> But keeping it clean primarily saves time. Nobody cares about disk
> space. Why download upgrades to all those packages you never need?
> Why fight broken upgrades on things?
What I usually do is that when I look over the packages that are going
to be upgraded (I use the ncurses interface to aptitude) I either
remove packages I no longer need or mark those I am not sure about as
> Unless you run stable, I guess, and don't upgrade much.
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