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Old 01-26-2004, 02:53 AM   #1
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woody to sarge standard howmany MB

I have a standard woody via knx-hdinstall. If I upgrade to sarge standard
approximately how many MBs will be required over my slow dialup?

I couldn't find an index to my 5 cd woody i386 on google and certainly
not on the site. I realize this type of information changes a
little rapidly but there must be a common approximate answer.
Old 01-26-2004, 03:15 AM   #2
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have a standard woody via knx-hdinstall.
pardon, you have a "standard" sarge/sid via knx-hdinstall.

I couldn't find an index to my 5 cd woody i386
woody has 7 cds..

try peretending to download the images (see the end of the message) through jigdo. stop the download shortly after the template file is downloaded. you will have a *.list file in the jigdo download directory. look in there.

there must be a common approximate answer.
if you have a knoppix 3.3 the aproximate answer would be somewhere in between 3MB to maybe 10MB or more depending on what/how many bugfixes/upgrades have entered the sarge tree from december till now.

if you have an older version the size may increase.

the woody version is light years away from knoppix, so, I guess you should search the sid or the sarge tree...

take care...
Old 01-26-2004, 10:07 AM   #3
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I asked the same question about 2 weeks ago and got the reply "how long is a piece of string" which makes sense. Here's how to find out.
Go to your /etc/apt/sources.list and save it under a new name and wherever there is reference to stable change it to testing or woody change it to sarge. Then do apt-get update and then apt-get dist-upgrade. It will list all the files it is going to remove and all the files it is going to replace along with the sizes. If you don't want to continue press N. In my case it was 165MB.
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By the sounds of it I'm not at all sure that yours is a Woody system at all, but anyways... Here's the relevant output from "apt-get dist-upgrade" run in a pristine (i.e. no tasksel or dselect) Woody chroot:

Woody --> Sarge:
Need to get 29.2MB/29.2MB of archives. After unpacking 28.2MB will be used.

Woody --> Sid:
Need to get 29.6MB/29.6MB of archives. After unpacking 28.2MB will be used.


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