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I notice when I use Synaptic I have packages and source checked. Do I need source checked? It might save me some HD space if I don't need source....
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    I notice when I use Synaptic I have packages and source checked. Do I need source checked? It might save me some HD space if I don't need source.

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    no you don't need sources checked if you aren't going to use it. However, it would only save less than a mb of space (it isn't actually downloading the programs in source). If you need some space you might do a
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    apt-get clean
    This will delete the packages for programs already installed
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    ok I see

    Right on. I guess the source thing isn't what I thought it was. I was thinking in terms of source code which can be big files. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapperone
    Right on. I guess the source thing isn't what I thought it was. I was thinking in terms of source code which can be big files. Thanks.
    no you are correct. It is the source code. However, if you don't download any programs in source, it isn't going to use much space. Synaptic doesn't download it when it downloads the binary.
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