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Eric Drechsel

Eric Drechsel

Eric Drechsel

Arch Linux package cleanup notes

2 min read

Cleaning up your arch packages is a bit of a chore. The key document listing the pacman invocations you will need is pacman/Tips and tricks (ArchWiki).

The basic flow I use is:

  • list explicitly installed (-Qe),
  • remove (-R) any that I don't explicitly want,
  • remove orphans (pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qtdq)).

I always end up with a bunch of KDE packages installed which I find annoying because it makes my upgrades go a lot slower due to their size and frequency of update. They must be pulled in by one of my explicit installs. Time to generate some dependency graphs:

Pactree reveals that krita is pulling in all those KDE packages. Well, I want to keep krita so I guess I'll put up with them :D.

Eric Drechsel

My commercial thermal label printer just arrived. Label all the things!!!

Eric Drechsel

Eric Drechsel

Yes: I'm going to the Bike Yoga Pedalpalooza ride this evening at 6:30.

Eric Drechsel

Yes: I'm going to BikeLoudPDX's Pedalpalooza event "Scofflaws for Safe Streets" this evening at 5:30.

Eric Drechsel

Portland Friends: I'm Leaving Town!

1 min read

I'm just in Portland this week and the last week in June!

I'm scheduling several opportunities for group hangouts, or hit me up for a bike ride/park time/whatever.

After that I'll be gone at least for the Summer/early Fall travelling and visiting my mom in S Oregon, possibly much longer as I'm considering living abroad in Europe for awhile.

Eric Drechsel

Need help picking our two strawberry patches!

71st and Brooklyn-ish. Text me PDX-3I7-9967

Eric Drechsel

Hey, is anybody in my network going to Toorcamp next week? I'm going to bike/train/ferry there!

https://toorcamp.toorcon.net/