I already removed wolfram alpha and all the default games that were installed on my rpi.However I still have almost no space left:

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As you can see those are the most voluminous programs on my systems there are 3 others that take +/- 10Mb, but that's it!

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How could I get some extra space on my RPI?

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    Do NOT post links to external images. Paste into your question (preferably as TEXT).
    – Milliways
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 22:49
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    I agree with Jacob's answer. 8 GB is not much space for what is, essentially, a general purpose OS with GUI that's primarily used on computers with much bigger storage. Raspbian is really Debian repackaged. It was not at all created from scratch for use on dev boards with SD cards. If you want a minimal headless install, you can do it under 2 GB, but if you want to use it like a laptop then you need appropriate space for the OS. It is also probably a good idea to not fill the card more than 70-80%. Get a bigger one!
    – goldilocks
    Commented Mar 4, 2017 at 8:34

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How could I get some extra space on my RPI?

The clear and obvious answer is get a bigger SD card. 8 GB isn't really that large.

Short of migrating:

  1. You could look into removing any development packages you're not using.
  2. Run the command sudo apt autoremove to remove packages that are no longer being used.
  • I ran theat command (autoremove), but it didn't remove anything.
    – thubostehu
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 23:41
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    @thubostehu: Then shy of removing development packages (I have no idea which you may have installed), there isn't really a lot for us to go on here.
    – Jacobm001
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 23:45
  • Depending on your use for your Raspberry and especially whether you need a graphical user interface, the Raspbian Lite image may be a better starting point for an 8 GB card.
    – ferrix
    Commented Feb 21, 2019 at 7:57

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