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Old 09-18-2003, 04:57 PM   #1
drawhla
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Angry where did all my free space go?


I recently installed slackware 9 in a 2gb partition, after installation I got around 300 free MB but after installing a few programs (black box, mplayer, etc; all small progs), I got 0mb free!!!
what the hell happened to all the space remaining?

I got first the "lack of free space" error when i was trying to compile winex
 
Old 09-18-2003, 05:01 PM   #2
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Don't forget that programs like web browsers cache stuff. 300MB isn't unlikely for that. Flush your cache and see how much you get back.

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Old 09-18-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
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You might also want to uninstall some programs you aren't using. 2GB is a whole lot of software.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 06:20 PM   #4
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You might also want to uninstall some programs you aren't using. 2GB is a whole lot of software.
yeah, I guess so, its mostly libraries
¿what should I remove? since I'm a newbie and I use mosly for home desktop I bet theres a lot of things I dont nee but I dont know which are they

tnx
 
Old 09-19-2003, 04:12 PM   #5
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Well, not knowing what you have installed and what you plan to use your computer for, I can't really tell you what to get rid of Look through each package, read up on what it is and why you might want it, and decide whether you need it or not. You can always reinstall it later if you find out you want it. See if you have multiple similar programs installed - there may be three or four web browsers installed by default; remove all but the one you like to use. If you only use Gnome, remove KDE stuff (or vice versa). If you don't plan on using your computer to host web sites, mail, ftp, telnet, ssh, or any of those types of services, you can probably uninstall apache, sshd, and similar server stuff. Remove perl, php, python, etc. if you don't plan on programming in those languages. (sometimes other software needs them, but again, you can always reinstall it later).

Look around, I'm sure you'll find stuff you don't need.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 10:30 PM   #6
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Remove perl, php, python, etc. if you don't plan on programming in those languages. (sometimes other software needs them, but again, you can always reinstall it later).
I wouldn't remove perl. Depending on the distro, some of the config utilities use it.

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Old 09-20-2003, 06:32 AM   #7
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If you are wondering where your space went you might want to try kdirstat
Compiling can take a lot of temporary storage space - think mozilla needs about 300 mb and openoffice a couple of gigs to compile.

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