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davids45


Joined: 26 Nov 2006
Posts: 1159
Location: Chatswood, NSW

PostPosted: Wed 13 Dec 2017, 22:42    Post subject: ArtfulPup Full test
Subject description: Over 20 symlinks pets add little to partition
 

G'day,

My latest test to minimise partition use/size when having a number of Full Pups on a computer was with ArtfulPup-17.11.

After doing a new 3.8GB partition Full install from a Frugal ArtfulPup, to add my applications to the new Full ArtfulPup, I ran my present collection of just over 20 .pets, each made with only symlinks back to packages stored on my data partition. Screenshot has my present symlinks pets directory on my data partition.

I dragged .desktop files from /usr/share/applications to the pinboard for each wanted application and found they all would run as desired (desktop screenshot).

One symlink pet has been been made for lib files I find missing in SlackoPups.
And I haven't sorted out a Gimp-2.8 symlink pet yet.

But I'm finding this a good alternative in Fulls to using sfs in Frugals.

David S.
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s243a

Joined: 02 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Dec 2017, 00:24    Post subject: Re: ArtfulPup Full test
Subject description: Over 20 symlinks pets add little to partition
 

davids45 wrote:
G'day,

My latest test to minimise partition use/size when having a number of Full Pups on a computer was with ArtfulPup-17.11.

After doing a new 3.8GB partition Full install from a Frugal ArtfulPup, to add my applications to the new Full ArtfulPup, I ran my present collection of just over 20 .pets, each made with only symlinks back to packages stored on my data partition. Screenshot has my present symlinks pets directory on my data partition.

I dragged .desktop files from /usr/share/applications to the pinboard for each wanted application and found they all would run as desired (desktop screenshot).

One symlink pet has been been made for lib files I find missing in SlackoPups.
And I haven't sorted out a Gimp-2.8 symlink pet yet.

But I'm finding this a good alternative in Fulls to using sfs in Frugals.

David S.


I know this is off topic but why a full installation vs a save folder?
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davids45


Joined: 26 Nov 2006
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Location: Chatswood, NSW

PostPosted: Thu 14 Dec 2017, 20:48    Post subject: Full and Frugal Pups
Subject description: I Like to try both
 

G'day s243a,

I like to try both Pup installs:
- Frugals, with simple installation, their Save files with ease of fixing mistakes, and space-saving sfs files for adding applications

- Fulls, because years ago I set up this computer with lots of small partitions for trying different Pups, thinking Fulls were better than Frugals - but now I'm convinced they're not better and are more trouble to add programs to; hence my trying to find a simple way to add my preferred programs to new Fulls without using up partition space and maintaining constant profiles across the Pups for each program.

I suppose I could re-format my hard-drives to have just Frugals in a single partition and make the rest of the drives data partitions. But I think I'm sentimental with the Fulls, despite the trouble they are compared to Frugals.

David S.
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