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Are you talking about the archive? Having a big archive is generally good; lots of packages available. Or are you asking about the disk usage of a default install? You should be able to do a minimal install that uses less than 2GB, but it's been ages since I looked at debian-installer. You may still be able to preseed the installer with a package ...


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So I'm not sure if you're looking to do this programmatically or not. But the first step you'd need to accomplish this is a database that catalogues all of this sort of information for each distribution and their respective releases. Luckily… that is exactly what distrowatch.com is. You can gather this information using their advanced search page, which ...


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I just went through a similar decision making process. Distros are huge in number & variety. The packages vary like no tomorrow. The more you read, the more confused you will get. So, I figured I will start with a test install of Ubuntu as a stepping stone and then figure out which direction to go from there. I installed Ubuntu lts 12 and 14 but its ...


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Taken from GNU's website:     "The GNU system contains all of the official GNU software packages, and also includes non-GNU free software, notably TeX and the X Window System. Also, the GNU system is not a single static set of programs; users and distributors may select different packages according to their needs and desires. The result ...


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There is no original GNU/Linux operating system. Linux is the kernel and GNU is the operating system. A Linux distribution is created when users combine the Linux kernel with the essential tools that run an operating system. Some History in a Nutshell GNU set out to make a free UNIX-like operating system in 1983. By the early 1990's, GNU had all of the ...


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The "Original" Linux "Linux" is the kernel, licensed under the GNU General Public License. The GNU part of GNU/Linux can generally be though of as the userland tools such as coreutils, although not all distributions are limited to GNU software for their userland. Wikipedia says: Linus Torvalds developed the Linux kernel and distributed its first ...


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You might also be interested in looking at what is called 'Free GNU/Linux distributions', the distributions that are endorsed by GNU community and that completely follow the GNU Public License. http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html


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Linux is the kernel. This connects you to the hardware of your system. GNU (GNU is Not Unix). Here are the essential libre tools you're interested in. After combining the two parts one gets a "distribution" or "flavor" of Linux, aka GNU/Linux to some. Perhaps one approximation of what you seek is the GNU/Hurd. https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd.html ...


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docker Ubuntu 15.04: $ lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 15.04 Release: 15.04 $ apt-cache show docker Package: docker ... Description-en: System tray for KDE3/GNOME2 docklet applications Docker is a docking application (WindowMaker dock app) which acts as a system tray for any desktop environment, allowing you to have a system tray without ...


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The easy way for me is to create a virtual machines using target distro (el5) in your el6 host. This is just a question of minutes, and the result is certain.


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There are exciting and challenging differences between the rpm-build environment on both systems. Have you considered mock ? It's a software project in fedora-land, at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mock . It's apparently /made/ for cross-environment RPM builds. My own builds are still self-hosted (make EL5 VM, build there, make EL6 VM, build there, ...


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Counting from Toy Story to Toy Story 4 (planned to be release 2017), there are less than 8 years between movies, on average. Using @Oxinabox's estimate of less than a release per year, that would require less than 8 new characters per movie (in fact, 22 years/3 movies*0.68 debian releases/year=about 5 new characters per movie), to keep going forever. I ...


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You already have a good answer for most of it. But for intrest I thought I would play into the math of running out of names: It has been 19 years since the first codenamed release (Buzz 1996). so far 13 character names are used. Toy Story has 40ish potential names, assuming no more movie. If we assume that names continue being used at the same rate. I ...


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I'll answer your questions out of order: the release team chooses code names; the next two releases are Stretch and Buster; and I don't think we're worried about running out of names yet... As pointed out by eyoung100, Strech is the octopus in Toy Story 3, and Buster is Andy's dog. Also, Sid is the name of the next-door kid who breaks all his toys. "Still ...



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