I would like to find an option in emerge wich indicates me the amount of space
freed when i emerge an application. It would be useful to precise the amount of
disk space recovered when we do an emerge unmerge or clean or purge or any
other 'remove'action from emerge.
I tried to do it myself, but it seems to me too much hassels in regard to my
Steps to Reproduce:
check is done in bug #8545
so this bug is for statistic to print out
etcat -s package gives you the size of an installed package, it needs some time for bigger packages, so I don't think this should be integrated in emerge.
have it optional then
also part of what it would be scanning for size would be in mem cache
how many people really want to run/learn the command etcat?
it sounds like... somebody ate a feline...
emerge -Cp package
or emerge -p package
should say how big it is / how big it is expected to be
We always need it, and it shouldn't take more than 3 or 4 characters at the end of the line anyway.
This is _IMPORTANT_
my system might have just been screwed by running out of diskspace.. and nobody seems to care about this avoidable problem.
No chance to make this work with `emerge -p`.
"This is _IMPORTANT_
my system might have just been screwed by running out of diskspace.. and nobody seems to care about this avoidable problem."
There isn't any easy way to do this for merging, aside from building all packages, and maintaing a central listing of how large each package is.
As for listing how much space is freed by removing a package, I guess, although I personally don't see the need.
Closing in the interim, if you want the latter (space freed by an unmerge) reopen the bug; implementing both is a bit of a pita, although the latter is possible (not high on my list of priorities though).