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koenh

Joined: 18 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Feb 2012, 02:54    Post_subject:  remove pre-installed packages  

Hello,

I'm new to puppy linux (lupu) for an old pc. (only 512MB Hdd)
I was wondering if it was possible to clean up space by removing pre-installed packages...
I only want a browser (firefox), java installed and some others...
I don't care about chat, office programs, ...

already thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Feb 2012, 04:27    Post_subject:  

You might find it easier to install a Puplet such as "BrowserLinux 501".
Browser Linux website.

The forum topic on Browser Linux.

I've tried it, it's good!

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Constantine


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb 2012, 15:16    Post_subject: Re: remove pre-installed packages  

koenh wrote:
Hello,

I'm new to puppy linux (lupu) for an old pc. (only 512MB Hdd)
I was wondering if it was possible to clean up space by removing pre-installed packages...
I only want a browser (firefox), java installed and some others...
I don't care about chat, office programs, ...

already thanks!


Hi!
Try: Menu------> Setup ---------> Remove builtin packages

Hope it'll work (I didn't tried it since I didn't need to, but you might need to be careful on hat you uninstall and find out later that you need it Smile )

Cheers!
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb 2012, 21:45    Post_subject:  

How is Puppy installed?
Frugal or full?

The core programs that come installed in Puppy do not take up that much room.
Most of them are used by other programs, so do have to be careful what you try to remove.
Remove builtin packages works, but depends on how Puppy is installed, as to what it is really doing.

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Barkin


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb 2012, 22:30    Post_subject:  

There is a app in Lupu 525 Filesystem called "graphical disk usage" : it shows a map of the contents of a selected part of memory (screengrab attached), by moving the cursor over that map you can judge what file/program is using lots of memory.
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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Feb 2012, 11:23    Post_subject:  

It might make more sense to start off with a more trimmed down version of puppy-- for example akita:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67811

what do you want on you machine? There are often already distros designed for more narrow purposes. You might also look at browserlinux (another puppy derivative)
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Feb 2012, 12:58    Post_subject:  

Eraser of pre-installed software in 'Quirky Linux - 1.40' Arrow

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=584416#584416

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koenh

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Feb 2012, 14:16    Post_subject:  

Hello,

I indeed took a look and think that 'tiny core linux' is an alternative to look...

Thanks for all advice.
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