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by Mintstant Karma
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

Now there you confused me a little. I'm not sure you picked up on the fact that the Flatpak is the older of the two versions in this case. In any case I'm wondering what would make you reluctant to download a Flatpak from the repositories. And no, getting the absolute latest version isn't that impo...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

If there is a sharing of dependencies does this become a terrible mess over time of countless bits of software which may conflict with one another or create security issues? I've never had this happen. Hmm, as I think about your answer and now even my question , I wonder: how would you know ? So wh...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

It's also relatively easy to keep the space usage in check with a little housekeeping: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=303943 I've opened that discussion in a new tab and will look at it closer after I walk away from this forum for a while -- to clear my head. :shock: :) It's the human...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

Typically, only the first or first few Flatpaks take up that much space. After that, the next ones start sharing dependencies and don't take up as much extra room anymore. OK, it looks like you answered one of the questions I posted in a bulleted list. I'd be interested to read your thoughts on the...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

I've avoided Flatpaks (and disabled the background startup) because the installs are too large to pretest on persistent live USBs before committing to them on a regular install, but I have been curious whether the giant 2GB of whatnot for a few megabytes of functional software is a one-time thing o...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

If you installed that program from a 4.5M .deb it will end up larger than that because it'll pull in dependencies but, yes, flatpaks etc include their own runtime libraries so yes, they're quite a bit bigger. The actual reason for the switch to flatpak etc by many devs is that there are way too man...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

flatpak size depends on the number of dependencies the developer has to pack in with the application. The whole point of them is they will run the desired application on any linux distribution that supports flatpak regardless of how old/new the version of that distribution is. OK, so you're saying ...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

This topic has been discussed many times here. If you're only looking for Bitwarden, why not just use their website...? I didn't know how to answer that the other day because I'm not sure it had ever occurred to me! :lol: Now that I've since been in contact with the Bitwarden people and was told th...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=275123#:~:text=Re%3A%20Why%20flatpack%20apps%20are%20so%20huge%20in%20size,-by%20Pierre%20»%20Tue&text=and%20so%20they%20have%20all,dependencies%2C%20when%20they%20are%20installed. As far as Bitwarden is concerned, on Mint 19.3, only a Flatpack (mark...
by Mintstant Karma
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

A quick note: thank you all for the replies. I bit off a bit more than I could chew with all my questions. Although I think they've all been answered, I now have to do some thinking about it all, and I have other obligations today. I just wanted to let everyone know I didn't abandon them. I'll be ba...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are flatpaks typically HUGE?
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Are flatpaks typically HUGE?

I'm a relative newbie when it comes to installing applications on Linux Mint. So far I've installed just half a dozen, all from the software manager. The other day I searched for the password manager "Bitwarden," but it's a whopping 765 MB to download, and is said to require 2.5 GB of disk...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose

Very plausible, and along the lines of what I was thinking, too. I may have seen a FAT32 format as well.

And thanks! 😊
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: So unsure of which installation type to choose

... I don't know how to check whether that swap file was created ... More directly, open File Manager and click File System in the left pane. You'll see the usual system folders, bin, boot, etc. That's the / directory. Below the folders, you'll see half-a-dozen or files. Notice one of them is calle...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose

Thanks again to everyone for the feedback. Since it all helped me choose the "erase disk and install" option, and I'm now responding to you from an installed version of Linux Mint 20, I've marked this issue "solved." At least I know nothing catastrophic happened! If I were awake ...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: So unsure of which installation type to choose

OK, arvy, thanks again. I had already pulled the trigger very late last night (early this morning) but it's good to read your reassuring responses. Frankly I don't know how to check whether that swap file was created for me, though I have no reason to doubt it was. Edit: just figured it out -- Syste...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: So unsure of which installation type to choose

Thank you so much. Your reply gives me that final encouragement to push that last "install now" button, and I was just getting bleary-eyed enough to quit for the night and hope that installer wasn't found frozen in the morning! I'm going to go forward now. Timeshift suggestion noted, as wi...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: So unsure of which installation type to choose

Thanks for the reply. Right, I had forgotten there was a difference between suspend and hibernate so the refresher was useful. As it turns out, based on that article, I suppose I'd be happy to be able to do either one. So I guess I'd be fine without the swap partition. Then at least I could do suspe...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: So unsure of which installation type to choose

Oh, thanks for the reply. So "erase and install" will automatically create a swap file ? Man, they should say so in the documentation. I don't know why I was assuming I'd need a separate partition for swap. Oh, yes I do -- because of the official documentation. From the "something els...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose
Replies: 14
Views: 433

[SOLVED] So unsure of which installation type to choose

Hey all, This is my first time INSTALLING Linux Mint, though I've used it live for years. I'm at the point of deciding between "Erase disk and install..." or "Something else." Since I want to install LM on my never-used SSD, I'm fine with the erase and install option in terms of ...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Purchasing Linux Mint 20.0 on USB drive
Replies: 34
Views: 11535

Re: [Solved] Purchasing Linux Mint 20.0 on USB drive

Oh, that's great, ingeva. I had just started researching that the other day. I knew it must be possible with textual commands.

It'll be a while before I can try it out, but thank you very much. 👍☺️

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