Re: Fedora 7: Finishing upgrade process. This may take a little while...

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Rahul Sundaram wrote:

>>> Note that upgrades require min of 512MB RAM [to do the package
>>> dependency calculation in], and also approximately the same amount of
>>> free space on disk  as the currently installed OS files take. This is
>>> because all new packages are installed, and then the old packages are
>>> "Cleaned up" {erased}.
>> Is the package dependency calculation actually done in RAM?
> Umm. How else would it be done?

I assume the program swaps pages to disk, if necessary.
Isn't that the norm?

Timothy Murphy  
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