Bug#704424: release-notes: sufficient-space hints give confusing advice
Justin B Rye wrote:
> Is it still true that deborphan is "highly recommended", or is that a
> leftover from the days when it was the only tool that implemented any
> of this functionality?
> And does popcon-largest-unused still work? It thinks I don't use my
> web browser or window manager. Is it trying to find unused packages
> by looking at the file access datestamps on a /usr file system that's
> mounted noatime? Yup, and even relatime (now the default) will cause
> trouble - see #298760.
> Cobwebs, cobwebs everywhere. For now I'll stick to this one issue.
Actually, looking back at my mail archives I see that I noticed and
pointed out both these issues in time for the *Squeeze* release notes,
and was promised that the deborphan one at least would only stay for
one more cycle.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package