• Giant .iso?


    What would be the size of the .iso if one wishes to install everything? The sum of all Antergos and Arch packages, with all Desktop Environments, excluding AUR packages.

    What would be the size of this theoretical giant .iso?

    For comparison:
    Antergos Live ISO - 1.9 GB
    Antergos Minimal ISO - 0.7 GB

  • @ssspacez said in Giant .iso?:

    What would be the size of the .iso if one wishes to install everything?

    That’s relative. For example a real Antergos iso would be smaller if developers didn’t include cached packages from /var/cache/pacman/pkg like almost all distros. Antergos use it as an attempt to reduce the need to download packages while installing.
    Antergos rescue is the closer size to what Antergos could really be, but again i remember about the cached packages.

    My iso Portergos has 1.81GB and use “everything” i usually would want to add after install.

    There are some arche-based distros for security like “Black Arch” that is around 7GB, so “install everything” is really relative.

  • By “everything” I mean all those 10k packages from https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ plus all the Antergos packages. It’s just to have an idea in terms of percentage of the total size in GB, to compare with the actual 2 isos, if it’s 5%, 10% or XX% of the total.

  • To make clear:

    The “ISO” is only a installer, with some scripts and the packages needed for providing Live Environment.
    Installation will download packages you want install on real system (HD) and uses this ones already installed on the iso (cache) …

    Or do you want to fantasize about a full offline installation set? with all aviable packages included?

  • @joekamprad

    Or do you want to fantasize about a full offline installation set? with all aviable packages included?

    Yes, something like this, just to compare the size of this theoretical “everything.iso” to the actual 2 official isos, I’m not sure if the answer is easy to find/calculate or one need to build this iso and check the size. Maybe an approximation would be like what… 10 GB? 20 GB?

  • Wow, that’s a lot! And it’s data from 2016, so it would be even larger than that.

  • Do not fit on a DVD hahaha…
    And this is without AUR, as AUR do not carry packages

  • @joekamprad @ssspacez
    i guess the size is a little smaller (i cant know how much) due to conflicting packages, some packages can’t be installed.

  • I was thinking about having then onto the ISO as a offline-Repository, not installed

  • @joekamprad said in Giant .iso?:

    I was thinking about having then onto the ISO as a offline-Repository, not installed

    Yes that’s the best way, creating a mirror for the repositories, then simply sync then to always keep the packages up to date there. I don’t know how to make that though. I read archwiki once but was to lazy to try it (and the repo size is discouraging too).

  • Yes 50GB … Is pure nonsense to download… The only thing possible would be to choose one DE and provide anything possible for that one. Plus a selection of apps and tools.

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