How big is your Linux Mint 6 XFCE install?

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How big is your Linux Mint 6 XFCE install?

Postby MartinRF on Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:12 pm

I am testing on a VM as I write and to my surprise I find the XFCE version of Mint to be bigger (by about 1 GB) than both the standard Mint and Ubuntu 8.10. I have only installed what's on the CD ISO and run updates. No extra packages added.

I find this odd. Any comments?

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Re: How big is your Linux Mint 6 XFCE install?

Postby rhvkl on Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:39 pm

/ has 6.9GB used incl. ~1GB - 2GB of additional apps and updates
/home needs additional space

not sure how much space is a typical value?
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Re: How big is your Linux Mint 6 XFCE install?

Postby .ee on Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:15 am

Mine fresh install is already 3.14GiB big (after I have updated/upgraded and added 100-200MB of other programs and libraries I need).
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Re: How big is your Linux Mint 6 XFCE install?

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:45 am

If you don't need the packaged that are cached you can run:
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apt clean
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Re: How big is your Linux Mint 6 XFCE install?

Postby .ee on Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:01 pm

sudo apt-get clean, isn't it?
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Re: How big is your Linux Mint 6 XFCE install?

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:43 pm

.ee wrote:sudo apt-get clean, isn't it?
Well if you are in ubuntu yes, but in mint the above command works without using sudo or apt-get.
Just type apt to see all the commands possible.
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Re: How big is your Linux Mint 6 XFCE install?

Postby MartinRF on Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:59 am

I have investigated a little and I think my original observation is caused by the inner workings of VirtualBox. I was judging the size of the installation by looking at the size of the HDs of the virtual machines as seen by the host system. I have now looked at disk usage from inside the guest systems. I am looking at Ubuntu 8.10, Linux Mint 6 XFCE and CrunchBang Linux. All three are up-to-date and I have *tried* to add the same set of extra packages. It turns out all three are pretty similar in size at around 3 GB of system and applications.

Why the virtual HDs differ as much as they do I don't know. Maybe because I re-used an old one for my Mint test.

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