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Re: radical suggestion for fc4 release



On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 14:55:45 -0800, Shahms King <shahms shahms com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 17:34 -0500, Nick Bargnesi wrote:
> > On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 17:04:36 -0500, seth vidal <skvidal phy duke edu> wrote:
> > > Hi folks,
> > >  this is a touch silly but possibly useful and it would definitely cut
> > > down on the old crap blocking up cdroms.
> > >
> > > how about if we kill all rpm spec file changelog entries OLDER than 2
> > > years.
> > >
> > > they'll still live on in older srpms and rpms but it'd be a useful
> > > reduction and it would make the specfiles that much smaller, along with
> > > the rpm headers.
> > >
> > > thoughts?
> >
> > It'd be interesting to see how much space something like this would save first.
> 
> $ rpm -qa --changelog | wc -c
> 11597562
> 
> That's just a little over 11 megabytes for all change logs on a FC3
> system.  I've also got non-Core packages installed which would increase
> that size slightly. That's also (obviously) including changelog entries
> which would not be stripped.  I'm just guessing here, but I suspect that
> the total savings would be significantly smaller.  I don't think the
> effort or loss of history would really be worth it.
> 

I'll backpedal and agree with you.  11 MB is very negligible when only
concerned with the size of FC3.

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