xubuntu-devel Digest, Vol 19, Issue 32

Eero Tamminen 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[1] 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...?

	- Eero

[1] 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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