On Thu, 2017-06-08 at 19:52 +0100, Steven Chamberlain wrote: > I would certainly reiterate this: > https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14003253 > > Some versions of Ubuntu (at least trusty, xenial) have the added > "feature" to keep older kernel versions when installing new ones. It > kind of makes sense to keep at least the previous one (in case of a > regression), but keeping every new patch-version is too much. > > Debian doesn't do this (except when the ABI version or upstream version > is new, I think). I believe Debian has the same APT hook as Ubuntu now, but different results due to not bumping ABI so often. > apt-get autoremove is supposed to remove the unneeded ones, but > apparently does not. (And users can't be expected to remember this > either). [...] Why doesn't it? We used to have the problem that many things recommended linux-image which was provided by all linux-image-* packages; so all of them would be considered non-removable. But that hasn't been the case since jessie. Does Ubuntu still have this problem? Ben. -- Ben Hutchings It is easier to write an incorrect program than to understand a correct one.
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