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Old 11-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #16
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really removing /var on a non server box has really no effect because it does nothing.
But, that's where they keep nethack saves and high scores!
 
Old 11-10-2009, 07:24 PM   #17
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whats so big in /usr?
 
Old 11-10-2009, 07:25 PM   #18
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But, that's where they keep nethack saves and high scores!
not very useful when you have kilobytes of disk space free.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 08:39 PM   #19
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Yes, but he said it does NOTHING. I disproved him.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 08:50 PM   #20
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really removing /var on a non server box has really no effect because it does nothing.
I suggest you go test it out yourself. Some /var are mount points. so you can't delete /var like that. some very important log files are also there, eg wtmp( wtmpx), adm logs etc. if you delete those, the system may not work as expected.
 
Old 11-14-2009, 07:24 AM   #21
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Heh

I have an old Asus EEE which had EasyPeasy installed, and I wanted a regular Ubuntu Remix on it, so it was time for a reinstall. Since it was definitely not a "server", I tried smeezekitty's suggestion, just a bit curious...

Well it complained about /var/lock and /var/run being busy, so I had to use a live cd to get rid of it all.

It did boot afterwards - but just hanged with a black screen. I guess no service could start, but I didn't feel like diagnosing or fixing the "problem", so I just did the reinstall.

Years ago, I deleted /etc. It had a similar effect but the error messages was much more fun.
 
  


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