How much space is required over time for updates?

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deepakdeshp
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How much space is required over time for updates?

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:47 am

Hello,
I have fresh installed Mint 18 ,later upgraded to 19 Cinnamon.Is there any way to calculate the disk space required only for the updates and upgrade from Mint 18 to 19?
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I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: How much space is required over time for updates?

Post by gm10 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:51 am

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apt clean
to clear the cached update files, no reason to keep them.

PS: Also clear out old kernels, of course, they take up lots of space.
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Re: How much space is required over time for updates?

Post by Flemur » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:57 am

deepakdeshp wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:47 am
I have fresh installed Mint 18 ,later upgraded to 19 Cinnamon.Is there any way to calculate the disk space required only for the updates and upgrade from Mint 18 to 19?
FWIW, my backups (mint 19 was an upgrade from 18.3; all .deb files and old log files are deleted from both backups; both have two kernels installed):

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$ du -d 0 *3 *9
5485516	MINT.18.3
5423132	MINT.19
...I wouldn't actually claim that Mint.19 was smaller, though. (Edit: even though it is...)

Edit2: How much space is required over time for updates?
You'll get a few hundred MB of .deb files that you can delete (@gm10) when you're done with the upgrade.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
Xubuntu 17.10/fluxbox/pulse-less

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