I have installed a bunch of development packages from the Ubuntu repositories today, and some of them seem to have had massive amounts of dependencies.
Out of curiosity — and to notify those who read that other question — I would like to know the exact storage space size that I have used up for these development packages today.
I don't know exactly where they got written on the disk, but certainly not in my home directory.
Is there a way to find out the disk footprint of these packages?
The post I'm trying to link here got closed as duplicate (I hope only temporarily, as I have requested reopening), so in the meanwhile, here is a little info about it: the project was about setting up everything to compile
gnome-shell from source, and the complete list of packages that I installed manually is:
meson gcc cmake libecal2.0-dev libgcr-3-dev libgirepository1.0-dev libgjs-dev libmutter-6-dev libpolkit-agent-1-dev libstartup-notification0-dev libgnome-desktop-3-dev libgnome-bluetooth-dev libnm-dev xsltproc sassc libpulse-dev asciidoc-base
As I said, some of these had massive dependencies.
I was originally thinking about a solution that would have allowed to inspect the created / last-modified date (whichever is available) of files in specific directories.
But seeing the vast volume of files involved I tend to think that a precise answer might not worth the amortization that finding it out would put my machnie through...
Anyways, to take a different, approximate result, I will simply look at the change of the cumulative used space of my disk today: I have my
/home together on the same, 40GB partition.
Before I started with this project I remember I had around 34% of the disk used. Now 45% of the 40GB is used. That seems to put the number around 4GB, which was staggering enough to inspire this question.