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I want to use yum. It will download package from repositories.

I know it depends on packages that I have installed.

How could I calculate the space needed ?

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Why do you need to know this info? – Redmumba Dec 31 '10 at 2:21
My disks are almost full. I would like to know how much data (films, music...) I have to put on DVD. I know I should backup everything but I'm too lazy. – Luc M Dec 31 '10 at 2:41
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If you use preupgrade it will do all the hard work for you, and download a local repository of what needs updated. It will calculate what is needed and let you know if you need more space.

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It will also use anaconda instead of yum though. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 31 '10 at 2:35

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