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



On Monday 18 April 2005 23:59, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 11:38:49PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > 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"?

/me was exaggerating somewhat in that statement

> 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.

Al the more reason to be very, very careful on how you waste the often 
very limited space on older harddisks ;-)

However, the current size of CUPS related stuff in /var on my laptop is 
only about 250 kB. (Granted, I don't print much.)

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