Building a Linux Media Network, one step at a time

Monday, February 27, 2006

Trimming the disk usage

Here are some areas where we can probably trim some fat from the hard disk:
  • /usr/share/doc - 20M
  • /usr/share/man - 6.7M
  • /usr/local/bin/via - 9.7M (this was where I downloaded the VIA DRI binaries to, but they've been installed so I can remove them
  • /usr/X11R6/man - 12M
  • /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc - 14M
  • /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri - 24M (but obviously not the VIA driver)
  • /lib/modules/2.4xxx/* - 29M

Also removing binutils bison flex g++ g++-3.3 gcc gcc-3.3 gcc-3.3-base kernel-source-2.6.8 linux-kernel-headers make through apt-get will free another 60Mb or so. Best to do this before deleting the above files, in case any dependencies get mucked up.

This will be entirely offset by the installation of the Java 1.5 Runtime Environment, which I'm considering installing... that will weigh in at 91Mb. Ouch. Maybe need to rethink that.


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