Purging old kernels automatically? (was: Re: Next Xubuntu community meeting)
pasi at shimmerproject.org
Thu Oct 17 23:26:17 UTC 2013
As Jackson said, 'sudo apt-get autoremove' would take care of cleaning
old kernels. I don't use GUI package managers, but I suspect they have
Automated methods, even those who'd notify the user and confirmed if
they wanted to remove old kernels, are problematic. What if the user
didn't know what a kernel is? Can we check that the user hasn't actually
used these kernels in the last n days?
I'm not saying I'm against a automated, user-controlled method, but it's
probably best to discuss that on a larger scale for all flavors.
Something might even be in the works.
On 18/10/13 02:10, Bruno Benitez wrote:
> I do not either, but it would be nice if there where an option
> somewhere to let people clean it and choose the amount of kernels they
> want to keep or a particular one, or something like that. Like if the
> user would search for the kernels on synaptic and choose the ones to
> remove or keep, but simplified
> 2013/10/17 Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org
> <mailto:pasi at shimmerproject.org>>
> I don't think we should remove anything from the users' system without
> his/her approval either.
> On 18/10/13 00:03, Jackson Doak wrote:
> > Running "apt-get dist-upgrade" or "apt-get autoremove" normally
> > that, but it's an issue none the less
> > On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 7:55 AM, Benoit <frombenny at aliceadsl.fr
> <mailto:frombenny at aliceadsl.fr>> wrote:
> >> I won't participate as for any irc meeting (I'm French and the
> discussion is
> >> too quick for me).
> >> But I want to point out an issue especially for a LTS version
> of Xubuntu.
> >> The update manager should wipe older kernels (keep only the
> last 3). When a
> >> version must work for a that long period, with old computers
> with not that
> >> much space available, 250MB times 20 or 30 old kernels still
> installed on
> >> that machines !!! It broke the system for some of those
> 12.04LTS I followed
> >> up.
> >> Cheers,
> >> Benoit
> >> Le 17/10/2013 20:50, Pasi Lallinaho a écrit :
> >>> Hey,
> >>> the next Xubuntu community meeting is at
> >>> Thursday, October 24 at 15UTC
> >>> on #xubuntu-devel on the Freenode IRC network.
> >>> Agenda is in the Xubuntu wiki . As usual, feel free to add
> items to
> >>> agenda as long as you are willing to outline and lead the
> >>> Cheers,
> >>> Pasi
> >>>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Meetings
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