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Bug#599194: release-notes: section "sufficient-space" should use apt-get, not aptitude

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On Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 04:13:46PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: normal
> Tags: squeeze

> <command>aptitude</command> can show you detailed information of the disk
> space needed for the installation.  Before executing the upgrade, you can see
> this estimate by running:
> </para>
> <screen>
> # aptitude -y -s -f dist-upgrade
> [ ... ]
> XXX upgraded, XXX newly installed, XXX to remove and XXX not upgraded.
> Need to get xx.xMB/yyyMB of archives. After unpacking AAAMB will be used.
> Would download/install/remove packages.
> </screen>

> This section should have aptitude replaced by apt-get, since that's what
> we'll recommend for the upgrade to squeeze aiui.

I tested and found that apt-get, when doing a dry run, does not list the
space to be used or the size of the packages to be downloaded.  Can you
provide an apt-get invocation that will give us this information
non-interactively (i.e., without having to tell apt 'no' at the end to avoid
beginning the upgrade at this stage)?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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