A notice to the Debian Installer team...
Let me first thank you for your work which has made using the great
Debian operating system possible! :-)
I faced a problem in using Debian Squeeze recently which you should be
aware of it by now but I'm writing you anyway to make sure it gets
resolved sooner (if it is not yet).
The problem is that using the installer's default partitioning scheme
nearly 5Gb is allocated to the /usr partition which now seems to be too
small for a normal Debian system. I have a fresh install of Squeeze on
my laptop with only a small number of additional packages installed.
The version of the installer I have used is I think not the newest one
which also installs recommended packages. Nevertheless, I have
installed all updates and there is currently around 800Mb free space
left on the partition. Few days ago I tried installing KDevelop (the
first KDE software to get installed) and its installation went smoothly
except that I was prompted with a message that there is too low disk
space left on /usr although there was still 200Mb or so free space on
it. The message kept popping up regularly. I have now removed KDevelop
and all KDE packages upon which it depends but this sure is problem
which has to be taken care of given the larger number of packages
installed by default and the natural growth of package and distribution
If someone lets me know whether this issue has been resolved and what is
the default partitioning scheme of the Debian Installer or where to
fetch this information it can be of great help. Thanks for your attention.
All the best,