OT: [Gllug] Debian or Slack

Rich Walker rw at shadow.org.uk
Mon Feb 23 20:46:02 UTC 2004

Bruce Richardson <itsbruce at uklinux.net> writes:

> On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 07:49:04PM +0000, Rich wrote:
>> On the other hand, the way dselect works means it's easy to just keep
>> adding stuff to machines - the old "look, a new package - I'll just add
>> it" problem.
> debfoster:
> deborphan:

Yes, but I want "debunused - a tool that works out which packages you
haven't used in the last 6 months, and offers to remove them"

Hmm. If I ever had free time...

>> Footnotes: 
>> [1]  Kernel isn't a package. Not on most of the machines down
>> here. There's always something wrong with a package kernel...
> I've found kernel-package very useful, myself.

I looked at it a number of times, and found it very hard to work with. I
currently just keep (a number of) kernel trees for each machine lying
around, with hard-links to reduce spurious copies.

Although, admittedly, I have been training myself not to put custom
kernels on machines that don't need them...

cheers, Rich.

> -- 
> Bruce

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