package upgrade statistics
145 packages upgraded, 12 newly installed, 1 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 91.4MB of archives. After unpacking 4027kB will be used.
- from an apt-get dist-upgrade in Debian testing.
I find these things impressive. I have, many times, heard people who were
elated to discover the beauty of apt. I think if we start collecting more
statistics to share, it could help more people understand why they should
Things like, since the beginning of time:
How many package upgrades have I done ?
How much total file size have I downloaded for upgrades ?
How much time has all this downloading taken ?
How much time has all the package configuration taken ?
How much time has all the package installation taken ?
How many complete (dist-)upgrades have I done ?
How many (and which) Debian distributions have I gone through ?
I think the right place to collect this might be in apt. I have a few
beginning thoughts on specifics, but this just occurred to me about 18
minutes ago. I am willing to invest time in this.
I have *never* reinstalled Debian (except when I had unrelated hardware
failure). I think these could result in some pretty impressive
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)