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Re: managing packages


IMHO, it should be added to the repositories. Many users like to use Ubuntu Tweak.

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On May 1, 2012, at 1:00 PM, supernova <supernova.it@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 2012/5/1 Chris Druif <chrisdruif@xxxxxxxxxx>:
>> I know Ubuntu Tweak can be used clean up a system. It had been opted to be
>> used by "power users".
> it is not in the repositories
> Supernova
>> I don't know of other solutions, but it would be a good idea to think of
>> what the janitor *should* do, either by looking up old designs or thinking
>> out a proper design what it should do.
>> With metta, Chris
>> On May 1, 2012 7:07 PM, "supernova" <supernova.it@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Many say that computer janitor is bad.
>>> Is there a substitute or should we Felipe something better?
>>> Supernova
>>> Il giorno martedì 1 maggio 2012, Chris Druif <chrisdruif@xxxxxxxxxx> ha
>>> scritto:
>>>> I don't know how janitor works in the background but I do have a
>>>> terminal command laying about that can be safely used to automatically used
>>>> to remove old-kernels. Just say if it would make your life easier.
>>>> With metta, Chris
>>>> On May 1, 2012 2:17 PM, "supernova" <supernova.it@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>>>>> Supernova
>>>>>> 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> wrote:
>>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>>> space.
>>>>>>> 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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