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The problem with Linux packages

$ apt-get install asciidoc

…

Recommended packages:

The following NEW packages will be installed:

0 upgraded, 122 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Need to get 510 MB of archives.

After this operation, 924 MB of additional disk space will be used.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n

Abort.


And people still think I'm a lunatic when I tell them to build statically linked binaries since that will increase the binary footprint… the same people who happily install gigabytes of optional dependencies without a blink. Somehow I feel sorry for the lisp-compiler package to not have hopped on the bloat bandwagon.

UPDATE: Yes, I know you can install asciidoc without all that bloat. No, I'm not advocating to statically link against texlive. Yes, 99% of users stick to apt-get's defaults (or any software, really) and install packages they won't ever use.

Some kpop idols know things you wouldn't believe

$ nuke sprawling-bloat --from-orbit
-bash: nuke: command not found

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