aptitude is blowing up again.
I very carefully selected docs, x11, kde and xfce to be installed on
this rock64. That was something over 2000 packages when I hit the g.
There was a bare jessie image, a little under 3.5 GB on the sdcard at
that point, around 20:00 last night. 32GB sdcard. aptitude just keeps
selecting previously unselected stuff, that sdcard is now at 80%,
working extremely slowly and apparently nowhere near done. I suspect it
will die, out of disk space, perhaps next Wednesday at 3 AM, if I don't
unplug it first.
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mmcblk1p7 30299144 23181512 5846304 80% /
htop, on a separate login screen says its not any sort of resource
constrained and is not using any swap. All of its ncurses gfx have
disappeared, and I am looking at dpkg output in my login shell as it
seems bound and determined to install the whole debian arm64 repo for
jessie. And it has not yet installed synaptic-pkexec.
So how _do_ you control this application?
I'm at this point, ready to re-write that image to a 64GB sdcard, and
spend days using apt to pull stuff I need in one package at a time. I
know you cannot remove a package with it, because its interpretation of
dependencies will leave you with an unbootable, destroyed system. Its
done that to me several times already.
So when do we get a default, just works, does _only_ what you ask it to,
text/ncurses based package manager with a bare bones arm64 install?
Something you can actually build a working system with?
While I am up on my soapbox about this, that set of html docs on aptitude
someone pointed me at, is that available in a printable pdf? Link plz if
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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