xubuntu-devel Digest, Vol 19, Issue 32
oak at helsinkinet.fi
Sun Mar 25 18:26:58 UTC 2007
On Friday 23 March 2007 04:31, Roberto Benitez wrote:
> After fixing my internet conexion problem I've got the screen of my spare
> laptop broken. Fortunately, I've got it fixed yesterday just in time to
> download feisty-desktop-i386 (version 22-mar-2007) to initiate my first
> test. It didn't work. After checking system reqs, I realized that I have
> only 96mb of ram so I downloaded the alternate version. It worked! The
> only thing is that installation process (oem user) took about 12 hours
> !!!! (I think that my poor laptop will not be able to make the next
> release of xubuntu).
When I recently installed Ubuntu Edgy Eft Desktop from the alternate install
CD, I followed with "top" and from console messages what happened during
the installation process. I think what I noticed should apply also to
the Xubuntu install, but maybe somebody could confirm it.
Several runs of "scrollkeeper" were taking by far margin most of the
installation time. I think it's called e.g. by gtk-doc (scrollkeeper is
AFAIK used for generating/updating desktop documentation). It's memory
usage was also second largest during the (alternate cd) install at >20MB
of private (according to /proc/PID/smaps). A bit funny that documentation
is the most timeconsuming thing. Maybe their installation could be optional
or done later...?
 Largest memory usage during the install process went to "localedef"
at 40MB. In Breeze server installation (which doesn't create desktop docs)
which I did earlier, "localedef" was also the process taking most CPU.
But maybe that has been optimized for Feisty.
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