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Old 07-30-2004, 10:06 AM   #1
mattl
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best ways to save disk space


i have a small drive and would like to keep my suse 9.0 install as lean as possible, here's what ive done so far:

messed w/logrotate to limite logsizes and archive opften and only keep minimum history. i check the log directory often.
One log I havent figured out where to set is an XFree86 log that keeps posting an error all day long about a display issue. its running fine for months, I wish i knew where to turn this off, anyone?

ive noticed doing a system update just puts all this default uneeded software so i do manual software echks with yast. removed most things im sure of.. the sytem still runs
i keep kde on there as it has the admin tools which are easy to use but mostly im in windowmaker.

anything else i should check to free up some space?

obviously would like to get a larger drive but it's not possible for a while.

thanks
 
Old 07-30-2004, 04:06 PM   #2
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- Strip all binaries (be careful not to strip -s on your shared libraries. Use strip -g for .so files)

- Remove static libraries (.a) and headers and any source files if you're not going to do any development (this includes building packages from source).

- Get rid of redudant stuff (unwanted temp, log, var files).

- Remove unneeded i18n stuff like message catalogs, locale info, zone info.

- Trim your ncurses terminfo database (usually /usr/share/terminfo) to just the bare essentials.

- Delete unwanted kernel modules / drivers, X-server drivers.

- Use a smaller block size for your file system (at the expense of speed/efficiency).

- Delete non-essentials like icons,graphics,sounds,fonts etc.

Just a warning though, doing the above (especially when deletin files) may break your distro's file/package management.

Sometimes, some linux distros make me wonder if they're any less bloated than Windows, which is one of the common arguments by the linux zealots for making the switch.
 
  


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