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Re: managing packages


I'm trying computer janitor on precise: it has a problem because wanted to
uninstall packages from leksmark that manage printer/fax.
remains the necessity to clean cache and old kernels.

> Sent from my iPod
> On Apr 29, 2012, at 12:17 PM, Chris Druif <chrisdruif@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If I look at precise:
> packages.ubuntu.com/precise/linux-image-3.2.0-23-generic
> packages.ubuntu.com/precise/linux-image-3.2.0-23-generic-pae
> Which gives all the installed sizes of the generic kernel. All are in
excess of 100 MB, with amd64 topping the list at around 130 MB.
> It is something trivial if you ask me and should be optional to be
automated. When the algorithm has proved to not break the system it should
be turned on by default. But that is all positive thinking about the future.
> With metta, Chris
> On Apr 29, 2012 6:38 PM, "Elias K Gardner" <zorkerz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Ian Santopietro <isantop@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> Quite frankly, the kernel packages accumulating throughout a cycle
don't really take up a significant portion of storage. I don't think its
worth the risk of causing OS damage just to clear out a few MB of disk
>> Aren't they upwards of 100MB each? Numerous times I have been running
out of space and just needed to clear out the old kernels.
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