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#26 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

I just freed up 11gb by clearing my pacman cache (pacman -Scc) and by removing some unneeded applications:
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:13 AM

I just ran across this:

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Preventing unwanted cache purges

By default, pacman -Sc removes package tarballs from the cache that correspond to packages that are not installed on the machine the command was issued on. Because pacman cannot predict what packages are installed on all machines that share the cache, it will end up deleting files that should not be.

To clean up the cache so that only outdated tarballs are deleted, add this entry in the [options] section of /etc/pacman.conf:
CleanMethod = KeepCurrent
https://wiki.archlin...ed_cache_purges
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

11GB good housekeeping. Your tip above is mainly for multi pc/single cache use but would be useful for single pc/single cache use too I guess. :breakfast:
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:42 PM

I've been seeing small updates the last couple of days.
But even on only six packages updated I am seeing around 1 MB of shrink.

I love the upstream devs for all this great coding they are doing.
New features, better security, and smaller installed size.
It's like an all you can eat buffet.....with a gorgeatorium in the back!

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#30 OFFLINE   amenditman

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

Now this is impressive.

:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...
Packages (2): colord-0.1.33-1  docbook-xsl-1.78.1-1
Total Download Size:	1.09 MiB
Total Installed Size:   15.29 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:	   -2.95 MiB
Dropping 2.95 MB from only two packages that were 18.24 MB. That is a 16% decrease in installed size.
Truly amazing coding going on in the Gnix world.
I don't say Arch Gnix, because the devs of Arch try not to touch upstream packages at all if possible. So they don't get the credit, this time.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:52 AM

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Packages (24): gst-libav-1.0.7-1  gst-plugins-bad-1.0.7-1
   gst-plugins-base-1.0.7-1
   gst-plugins-base-libs-1.0.7-1
   gst-plugins-good-1.0.7-1
   gst-plugins-ugly-1.0.7-1  gstreamer-1.0.7-1
   hubbub-0.2.0-1  jre7-openjdk-7.u21_2.3.9-1
   jre7-openjdk-headless-7.u21_2.3.9-1
   lib32-nvidia-libgl-313.30-2
   lib32-nvidia-utils-313.30-2  libcss-0.2.0-1
   libfontenc-1.1.2-1  libgusb-0.1.6-1
   libnsbmp-0.1.0-1  libnsgif-0.1.0-1
   libparserutils-0.1.2-1  libwapcaplet-0.2.0-1
   linux-3.8.8-2  nettle-2.7-1
   python2-lxml-3.1.2-1  xterm-292-1
   youtube-dl-2013.04.22-1

Total Download Size:    101.09 MiB
Total Installed Size:   205.36 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:    -29.30 MiB

24 packages and 29 MB reduction, thats averaging over 1 MB reduction per package. At this rate I'll be able to use my 128 MB usb stick to run Arch. :228823:
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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

Still in a positive downward spiral.

Yesterday I ran -Syu and  2 packages were updated for a savings of .10 MiB.
Today, 5 packages and .59 MiB
That's for the desktop.

Laptop scheduled for tomorrow.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:03 AM

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Total Download Size:    40.11 MiB
Total Installed Size:   157.84 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:    -6.07 MiB

When will it end. :shifty:
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 12 May 2013 - 08:03 AM, said:

When will it end. :shifty:
Hopefully, before it gets to zero size!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:05 PM

Today is another good day.

systemd, linux kernel, qt, kde, libreoffice

Total Download Size:    325.46 MiB
Total Installed Size:   1062.93 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:    -14.14 MiB

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:38 AM

Monster disappearing act. The case of the shrinking os. FBI puzzled. M15 baffled.SHIELD says "we have not enough left to investigate".The Times reports that Arch is put on the list of endangered os's. Huffington Post pleads for the invisible man to investigate.


Total Download Size:	220.94 MiB
Total Installed Size:   817.20 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:	   -115.98 MiB

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:57 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 02 June 2013 - 03:38 AM, said:

Monster disappearing act. The case of the shrinking os. FBI puzzled. M15 baffled.SHIELD says "we have not enough left to investigate".The Times reports that Arch is put on the list of endangered os's. Huffington Post pleads for the invisible man to investigate.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

Nowhere near as dramatic as your result abarbarian, but still a welcome sign of progress and excellence by the developers.

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:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (27): btrfs-progs-0.20rc1.2-1  dosfstools-3.0.17-1  iptables-1.4.18-2
   keyutils-1.5.5-5  libkgapi-2.0.1-1  libxcb-1.9.1-1
   libxcursor-1.1.14-1  libxext-1.3.2-1  libxfixes-5.0.1-1
   libxinerama-1.1.3-1  libxrandr-1.4.1-1  libxres-1.0.7-1
   libxt-1.1.4-1  libxtst-1.2.2-1  libxv-1.0.8-1
   libxxf86vm-1.1.3-1  linux-firmware-20130528-1  lsof-4.87-1
   net-tools-1.60.20120804git-2  netctl-1.1-1  nettle-2.7.1-1
   pacman-mirrorlist-20130601-1  procps-ng-3.3.8-1  sane-1.0.23-6
   unhide-20130526-1  util-linux-2.23.1-1  xkeyboard-config-2.9-1

Total Download Size:    27.40 MiB
Total Installed Size:   98.61 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:    -5.50 MiB

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

There was a bugaboo on my Arch system that would cause it to show everything as current and updated when I would run #pacman -Syu or #yaourt -Syua. If I remember correctly, I had to regenerate a new mirrors list and then run rankmirrors again to get it to properly update. Hopefully, you're not having this issue, abarbarian.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:29 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 02 June 2013 - 07:30 PM, said:

There was a bugaboo on my Arch system that would cause it to show everything as current and updated when I would run #pacman -Syu or #yaourt -Syua. If I remember correctly, I had to regenerate a new mirrors list and then run rankmirrors again to get it to properly update. Hopefully, you're not having this issue, abarbarian.

That is why it is good to run rankmirrors against the mirrorlist.pacnew file if you get a pacman-mirrorlist update.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:23 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 02 June 2013 - 07:30 PM, said:

There was a bugaboo on my Arch system that would cause it to show everything as current and updated when I would run #pacman -Syu or #yaourt -Syua. If I remember correctly, I had to regenerate a new mirrors list and then run rankmirrors again to get it to properly update. Hopefully, you're not having this issue, abarbarian.

You must be a tad confused grasshopper. No problems here.Disappearing code aplenty though. :228823:


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Total Download Size:    47.82 MiB

Total Installed Size:   213.71 MiB

Net Upgrade Size:   -2.83 MiB


Is it true that the new Arch moto is going to be "Less is more" ? :breakfast:
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:44 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 04 June 2013 - 06:23 AM, said:

Is it true that the new Arch moto is going to be "Less is more" ? :breakfast:
If not ArchLinux, then at least vanilla Linux developers should adopt your motto!

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:19 PM

View Postamenditman, on 04 June 2013 - 07:44 AM, said:

If not ArchLinux, then at least vanilla Linux developers should adopt your motto!

Alas not mine.

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Less_is_more

http://en.wikipedia....es_van_der_Rohe


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Along with Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture.
Mies, like many of his post-World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define interior spaces. He strove toward an architecture with a minimal framework of structural order balanced against the implied freedom of free-flowing open space. He called his buildings "skin and bones" architecture. He sought a rational approach that would guide the creative process of architectural design, but he was always concerned with expressing the spirit of the modern era. He is often associated with his quotation of the aphorisms, "less is more" and "God is in the details".

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:23 AM

They are on a roll.

Here is today's update.

:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...
Packages (5): efibootmgr-0.6.0-3  gnutls-3.2.1-1  libx11-1.6.0-1
			  libxml2-2.9.1-2  pcre-8.33-1
Total Download Size:	6.45 MiB
Total Installed Size:   31.65 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:	   -3.40 MiB
Amazing!
5 packages
Shrink 3.4 MB
On total size of 31.65 MB

9.7% Reduction in size

And look at the packages, they are at the core of Linux

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

Gosh! I'm jealous (NOT!). I don't get hardly any updates in Slackware. ;)

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:37 AM

Well the recent update shrank my Arch thus,

# pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem,bash



Total Download Size: 0.03 MiB
[left]Total Installed Size: 243.33 MiB[/left]
[left]Net Upgrade Size: 	 -5.92 MiB[/left]


[left]
[/left]
[left]# pacman -S bash[/left]
[left]Packages (1): bash-4.2.045-4[/left]
[left]Total Installed Size: 3.51 MiB[/left]
[left]Net Upgrade Size: 	 -0.10 MiB[/left]




[left] # pacman -Su[/left]
[left]Packages (1): filesystem-2013.05-2[/left]
[left]Total Installed Size: 0.01 MiB[/left]
[left]Net Upgrade Size: 	 -0.30 MiB[/left]


At this rate they will have to adopt KISS for naming Arch and call it A and Linux to L giving us AL as the new name. :whistling:

An they keep shrinking,


Packages (2): efl-git-1.7.99.22333.c1cba92-1
[left]			 efl-git-debug-1.7.99.22333.c1cba92-1[/left]
[left]Total Installed Size:   31.15 MiB[/left]
[left]Net Upgrade Size: 	  -0.85 MiB[/left]

Edited by abarbarian, 06 June 2013 - 08:00 AM.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:04 AM

Formatting a little off? :hysterical:
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

I shrank my Arch right off my hard drive a while back. ;)

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:34 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 06 June 2013 - 04:19 PM, said:

I shrank my Arch right off my hard drive a while back. ;)

Too bad there is not a "Do not Like this button" :hysterical:
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:24 AM

Packages (1): ifplugd-0.28-14

Total Download Size:	0.02 MiB
Total Installed Size:   0.05 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:	   -0.07 MiB

This one has me puzzled. How can the Net Upgrade Size be -0.07Mib when the Installed Size is only 0.05Mib :hmm:
If the programs installed size is 0.05Mib and the Net Upgrade Size is -0.07Mib then the program is using no space whatever and has nicked -0.02Mib of some other programs. Spooky stuff. Almost like the Tardis. Could Judd Vinet be a real time lord ? :cool:
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