[PATCH] Update the estimate of the size of installing everything

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed May 27 10:18:00 GMT 2015

On May 22 14:38, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 22/05/2015 00:44, David Stacey wrote:
> >On 21/05/2015 17:44, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> >>Update the estimate of the size of installing everything from
> >>"hundreds of
> >>megabytes" to "tens of gigabytes", just in case someone should think
> >>it's a
> >>good idea with contemporary hard disk sizes:)
> >
> >Slightly off topic, but I can give you some real numbers if you're
> >interested: x86_64 is the larger of the two installs, weighing in at
> >44.45 GB with just over 750,000 files - and growing all the time.
> >Obviously, that's not installed on an SSD...
> Thanks. But being precise here just means it will get out of date faster :)
> On reflection, I think I'd prefer just to delete that sentence.  Nearly
> always, installing everything is not a good idea, so mentioning the
> possibility before mentioning you should install what you need doesn't
> really help.

Go ahead with whatever you prefer.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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