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Re: FWD: How much disk space to install Sarge ?

On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 11:38:49PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 18 April 2005 23:26, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Frans Pop wrote:
> > > While checking the sizes I noticed the following:
> > > - The Print server task is completely broken as it will pull in X and
> > >   Gnome: the task has foomatic-gui which depends python-gnome2 which
> > > ...

> > How do you get from there to "completly broken"?

> > > - Same goes for SQL server task which will pull in X because of
> > > pgaccess which depends on tk8.3 which depends on xlibs...
> > > IMHO this is completely broken for server tasks.

> > <shrug>, I have many servers with bits of X installed, if they don't
> > have to run an X server, this seems acceptible, it's just another
> > library set.

> Right. A "few libraries" would probably be acceptable to me as well 
> (although I'd prefer to not get any X when installing a server task).

> The actual print server related packages total just under 80MB. Dragging 
> in 90MB (installed size) worth of X and Gnome when selecting a printer 
> task from tasksel for an old 486 or Pentium that was supposed to be a 
> lightweight server, is broken in my book.

Is the print server task documented as being a "lightweight server"?  I
thought it pulled in CUPS.  CUPS is a bloated cow; the size of the queue
databases it created on my /var when there were *no* print jobs in the queue
is obscene -- IIRC, they take up as much space as the X/GNOME stuff you
mention, and it was very irritating to find that my /var partition wasn't
big enough to accomodate this.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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