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Friday, May 28 2010

[02:25:18] tkabber The microb-engine package has been a piain in the ass.--and why has it been eating up valuable spacine in the root partition?
[02:51:50] tkabber What's taking up all that space in root on the Nokia N900? 30.6MB for /usr/bin
[02:51:58] tkabber 22.8M for /usr/lib/locale
[02:52:30] tkabber 1.6M /usr/lib/hildon-desktop
1.9M /usr/lib/skyhost
2.4M /usr/lib/debug/lib
3.2M /usr/lib/debug
3.1M /usr/lib/gconv
1.2M /usr/lib/pulse-0.9.15/modules
1.2M /usr/lib/pulse-0.9.15
6.5M /usr/lib/browser/plugins
1.0M /usr/lib/browser/extensions
7.6M /usr/lib/browser
2.2M /usr/lib/telepathy
7.1M /usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10
5.6M /usr/lib/microb-engine/components
22.1M /usr/lib/microb-engine

and finally:
153.9M /usr/lib
[02:54:25] tkabber 154MB for /usr/lib is taking up a really large part of 256MB total space.
[12:32:42] tkabber and the N900 is a brick.
[13:41:11] tkabber So the last comment was out of frustration. The OS was hosed from the apt-get failures:
<prox> So this is all a result of the dist-upgrade?
> Sort of.
> It's a result of the root filesystem being too small indirectly.
> The previous update failed; PR1.1 back in February.
> I did some cleaning and manual directory restructuring to clean that up, but the updater didn't like that it had failed. apt-get dist-upgrade installed the components after that, but I don't think it ever
+really realized what version of Maemo it was running after that.
> It didn't even *know* there was an update when PR1.2 came out this week. I think it'd borekd something.
> And so I did an apt-get dist-upgrade and it ran out of disk space again.
> 154MB in /usr/lib on a 255MB root partition.
<prox> Uhhh..
> I'd been able to remount /usr/share and a few thigns on /var off of the 2GB /home partition.
> but I couldn't do much with /usr/lib because it was in use ... I probalby should have just tried cleaning-up the microb-engine.
> But yeah; directly, the apt-get dist-upgrade failed a lot, and I wasn't able to fix it. Also, damned if I don't know what some of the config collisions really meant.
> but my N900 is flashed and running. yay.
> (That was quick!) Let's see if I can find my data.
> Hah! the zimbra connector or whatever it is ... mail for exchange ... is working !
> My dada is safe
> for now....
[13:41:27] tkabber data as well.
[13:52:48] tkabber On a clean install of PR1.2; rootfs is 55% free (122.4MB used out of 227.9MB)
[14:09:01] tkabber The N900 should come, pre-installed, the phone app, address book, the microb web browser, the application manager, settings applet and that's it. Why do I need to remove the stupidly installed installers for crap like Amazon and the AP news widget is a joke; why not just use the outdated RSS client?