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Re: debian archive disk space requirements.

"Marcelo E. Magallon" <mmagallo@debian.org> writes:

> On Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 12:56:19PM -0700, Joshua Kwan wrote:
>  > > [alpha]    7283
>  > > [i386]     7889
>  > 
>  > I'd not include non-free in the batch because many non-free on i386 are
>  > i386 only, i.e. binary driver installers.
>  Ah, well spotted, but still there's some significant difference:
> mmagallo@auric:~/ftp/dists$ zcat testing{,-proposed-updates}/main/binary-alpha/Packages.gz | grep-dctrl -s Package -F Architecture -v all | wc -l
>    7105
> mmagallo@auric:~/ftp/dists$ zcat testing{,-proposed-updates}/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz | grep-dctrl -s Package -F Architecture -v all | wc -l
>    7628
>  A lot of that is due to the gazillion kernel flavors and their modules,
>  some compilers, some sensors and sensor-related stuff, a few acpi
>  packages, old libc5 stuff, and the good old "uh?" stuff (firebird for
>  example).

How much space do those 500 odd packages take up?

Given a 50% sizce increase on binaries alpha should have another 1.8G
of debs. If those 500 packages make up 1.2G (+50%=1.8G) then the 50%
claim would be right.

Slightly less for less % increases, you do the math.


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