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Re: Packages file under version control

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 10:10:54AM +0200, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> * Cameron Patrick <cameron@patrick.wattle.id.au> [2003-06-03 09:11]:
> > Anything to back this up?  I just did and apt-get update/dist-upgrade
> > and it wants to download 86MB of stuff.  Considering that I last
> > dist-upgraded my (sid) machine just a few days ago, I suspect that
> > for anyone running unstable the Packages.gz and Sources.gz files will
> > be the tip of the iceberg.
>  NACK.  Do a "du -h /var/lib/apt/lists" to see what you are really
> speaking about, and compare it to your 86MB.  Having unstable with
> main/contrib/non-free in sources list this makes up to 14MB.  The main
> Packages file itself makes 9,1MB.
>  Please check yourself before you speak of "tip of the iceberg", thanks.

Traditionally the visible tip of an iceberg is something like
one-seventh of the whole thing, isn't it? 14MB is not so far above that;
it's slightly less than one-sixth of 86MB.

(So please check yourself before taking a self-righteous tone, thanks.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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