I'm talking about one architecture, one distribution "at a time" (no multi-boot) and only packages in official repositories. If repos from different distros can be mixed, I'd like to distinguish between "pure distributions" (like "only
FreeBSD") and "mixed distributions" (like "
I hope the answer doesn't depend a lot on the package manager...
Is there a way to "dry-run" (as
apt calls it), like testing it on a (distribution) site?
How large/heavy would that system be?
How about having the same packages for several architectures, including a distribution and all (active) descended distributions (e. g.
If the question is too vague, a lower and upper border are also acceptable. I "know" that there's an objective answer, it's certainly just too computational intense for a private person.