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Old 07-16-2004, 09:33 PM   #1
C. nemoralis
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What Slackware Packages are safe for me to delete?


Hello fellow slackware users,

I have a 5G hard drive, and I just noticed that it is about 90% full.

So, as my subject line suggests, I am wondering what I can delete without adversely affecting my system.

I just installed Slackware 10.0 (full install), and I have added Openoffice, Firefox, and Adobe Reader. I have about 30MB of my own files--so mostly it is whatever came with Slackware that is taking up all that room.

I use the machine for web surfing (via the modem and a wireless PC card) and office applications--no programming.

However, I don't want to delete anything I need to compile my own kernels, which I have been doing. Although I could delete the kernels that come with slackware, I suppose, as long as I am customizing my own.

I use KDE, so anything that I need to run KDE, I probably shouldn't mess with.

My initial thoughts: delete anything having to do with RAID; the python packages.

Any suggestions? Perhaps mention things that I really ought not to delete.

Thanks everyone!

-Adam
 
Old 07-16-2004, 09:56 PM   #2
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if i ran low on disk space, i would remove gnome, mozilla (since i have firefox), netscape, all the games, and probably all "edutainment" and "toys" stuff. also, i would go to the k menu and look at each submenu and remove things that seem to do the same jobs and leave one or two of them. for example, under editors, i would remove everything except kwrite and emacs. under graphics, i would leave gimp and at least one pdf program. besides, you can reinstall stuff using the cd's.
however, i would never remove gcc (who would?), gtk, or xorg (because i use kde). and i don't touch things under the system submenu.

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Old 07-17-2004, 02:03 AM   #3
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from the command line run "pkgtool"
select remove from list..........

read the descriptions of all the packages..........
are you going to run apache?? if not, remove it........
take out all the "chat" programs
and "mail" progs you won't use.....
mysql and php........will you use these?? if not scrap them!! LOL
you can clean out alot of stuff if you take the time to read what's there.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 02:52 AM   #4
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The fastest way to save a LOT of space is get rid of either KDE or GNOME, whichever you don't use. delete everything from /e (emacs) and you can also get rid of /f (docs).
The space saved from removing small packages individually adds up, but unless you know exactly what each package does and what programs might need it, you shouldn't remove it.
see minimal install HOWTO'S at www.amigolinux.org for more info- How about a nice 20MB install? Sounds crazy, but if you want to know what your system
MUST have, it's a useful list.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 05:12 AM   #5
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You can start off with just removing all editors and just use one(your favorite), but if it your favorite editor happens to be pico, then remove pine and install nano.

Server software are the most common to be removed since not everyone uses Linux as a server anymore.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 12:17 PM   #6
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Thanks!

Thank you everyone for replying! I am going to go to pkgtool now.

I am reluctant to remove the "f" series because it has the manual pages, doesn't it?

-Adam
 
Old 07-18-2004, 01:04 PM   #7
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While I am not certain I believe f contains the various FAQ and how-to packages, not man. man pages are in ap.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 01:28 PM   #8
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u could also remove other window managers like fvwm , windowmaker , blackbox
 
Old 07-18-2004, 02:50 PM   #9
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/f contains the DOCS and HOWTOS and mini-HOWTO'S which are of course very useful, but since I don't often use them i read them online at tld.
For man pages you need:
bzip2
groff
man
man-pages
 
  


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