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#1 2007-02-14 17:05:14

Mr Green
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Thinking of sytem clean up....

Hi,

I have managed to get 1000 packages installed on my system [that the pacman ones I know about!]

Thinking it may be time to reinstall, possibly when 0.8 comes out

Wondered if pacman -Rs or -Rs would do what I want

Do have Kde and Gnome installed [terrible I know!] but I cannot live without Konqueror

/dev/sda3     ext3     19G   16G  2.1G  89% /

thats running / near the edge ouch!

removing just packages may not be the whole answer

any tips would be grateful

MrG

@Dusty do not think I could install Arch again, been so long......

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#2 2007-02-14 17:19:56

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

clean /tmp
pacman -R has never really failed me.

why do you need to install KDE to run konqueror? Just install qt and leave out all the other KDE bloatware.

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#3 2007-02-14 19:22:26

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

yeah knoqi should just require kdebase

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#4 2007-02-14 19:42:03

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

Clean cache for a start ..... will check out konqi ... emmm theres a thought

/dev/sda3     ext3     19G  5.0G   13G  28% /

got rid of backups & cleared pacman cache

the search for waste continues......

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#5 2007-02-14 20:04:54

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

find and remove your .pacsave and .pacnew files too

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#6 2007-02-14 21:17:42

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

Remove obsolete directories from pacman database with yaourt cool

yaourt --clean --database

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#7 2007-02-14 21:32:39

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

Check out this script by phrakture: http://phraktured.net/config/bin/pacorphans

It lists all packages nothing else depends on. Uninstall packages it lists which you're sure you don't need, then rerun the script to see what other packages you don't need have been freed... and repeat.

I've "refreshed" my own arch install this way once. Because of the beauty of the package manager, only some config files are left behind by removed packages, so it's almost as if those packages were never installed. Then you just have to clean up your homefolder, and delete hidden settings directories left behind by those packages. Or setup a new user and copy over the documents and settings you want to save.

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#8 2007-02-14 22:35:38

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

FYI: A handy tool to find space-eaters: filelight


Haven't been here in a while. Still rocking Arch. smile

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#9 2007-02-15 15:36:54

Mr Green
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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

woah thanks guys ....feel a wiki page coming on....


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#10 2007-02-15 16:54:01

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

is there anything like filelight without the kdelibs as a dep ?


There shouldn't be any reason to learn more editor types than emacs or vi -- mg (1)
[You learn that sarcasm does not often work well in international forums.  That is why we avoid it. -- ewaller (arch linux forum moderator)

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#11 2007-02-15 16:58:44

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

dolby wrote:

is there anything like filelight without the kdelibs as a dep ?

I like jdiskreport (java) because it doesn't need installing:
jdiskreport_med.jpg
http://www.jgoodies.com/download/jdiskr … eport.jnlp

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#12 2007-02-15 19:40:22

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Re: Thinking of sytem clean up....

dolby wrote:

is there anything like filelight without the kdelibs as a dep ?

Yes, xdiskusage

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