• 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.

    Portergos site
    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso

    Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
    I3wm

    Linux newbie since 06/2016

  • 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?

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    i3-°-xfce

  • @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

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    i3-°-xfce

  • @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.

    Portergos site
    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso

    Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
    I3wm

    Linux newbie since 06/2016

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

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    i3-°-xfce

  • @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).

    Portergos site
    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso

    Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
    I3wm

    Linux newbie since 06/2016

  • 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.

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    i3-°-xfce

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