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Re: changelogs in packages and space use



On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 08:01 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 22:47 -0400, seth vidal wrote::
> > 
> > 1. trim the changelogs at createrepo-runtime - fine - but that only gets
> > it for the repodata
> > 
> > 2. trim repos at rpmbuild time - great - I've suggested it as an option
> > to rpmbuild on rpm-maint list. 
> > 
> > 3. trim them out of the pkgs the next time we change a package. Just
> > prune them down to the last years worth of changelogs - maybe saving the
> > old changelogs in a file in the cvs repository - or even into an unused
> > source file in the srpm?
> > 
> > What're people's thoughts on this?
> 
> 3 is a data loss of possibly useful info, and 1 doesn't help rpm
> download size. I think clearly proposal nr 2 is the best.

okay - then if 2 is implemented in rpm then I'd suggest we limit it to
the last year, that's two releases-worth of changelogs -it should cover
reasonably well.

-sv



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