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Old 07-17-2014, 05:56 AM   #1
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KDE System Space

I'm trying to gauge the size of an linux install with bare bones kde with several language packs.

I have this unusual pc application - a sort of multilingual library. The languages in use are: English; Chinese: Romanian; Tagalog (a Filipino language); Spanish; Portugese, and possibly a few others.

The idea was to run kde, wine and one or two programs in each language. KDE has the selection of languages, and I can split them up per user. The chinese are ok with a latin keyboard, as they have a latinised phonetic way of writing stuff in characters - don't ask me for details. The only one left with keyboard issues is Arabic; I still have to hear from them.

Here's the snag: The box is old, and has got an old time IDE hard disk, 19G, and I just threw out all of mine! How much of that will fit (+swap) on 19G??
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This file provides details on the Slackware packages found
in the ./slackware/ directory.

Total size of all packages (compressed):  2106 MB
Total size of all packages (uncompressed):  7279 MB
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@keefaz: Thanks for the reply. Didn't know that info was there.
With that size, I might just do it. I was getting worried when I saw my own /
                Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3        15G   11G  4.0G  72%   /
Now I don't have everything, (No kde, for instance) but I do have multilib (which I would need on this thing if it's 64 bit)

The sums I was doing were
/ 10-12G
/boot ~50M
swap ~2G minimum
home Approx 1G per language; 1 user per language each with 500Megs library package, wine files, firefox cache & some utility.

Now stick on English, Chinese, Romanian, Portugese . . . it suddenly gets a little crowded and unhealthy on a little 19G disk.

What irritates me is that, amidst a load of other junk, I recently shredded and slung good ide disks because 'nobody wants these now.' :-//.

EDIT: I'll go off and try it if it's 32 bit. If Multilib adds much, I'll have to think.

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