Distro-provided mechanism to clean up old kernels

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Feb 16 20:16:10 UTC 2012

On Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:07:58 PM Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 12:04:03PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Bear in mind that dbus is not running on servers by default.  So that
> > would be a fine solution for the desktop, but there's a larger
> > architectural decision to confront there if we think that should be the
> > solution on servers as well.
> Evan Broder has set me straight here that we *are* installing dbus by
> default, and I see that it's part of the 'standard' task in precise.  So
> nevermind. :)

Right, but that doesn't make it a good thing.

DBus is a desktop technology and I don't think there's a compelling use case 
for adding this additional complexity to servers.  

Myself, I'd prefer it go away.  I'm not clear why it was added.

Scott K

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