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Re: changelogs in packages and space use



On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 09:52 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> What buggers me most about this whole discussion is that we're treating a 
> symptom, not the disease. Adding an option to rpmbuild to cut the 
> changelogs where desired is no big deal, but the real issue IMO is that 
> there's an enormous amount of redundancy in the changelog data. All of it 
> is carried as a separate copy in
> - each binary rpm and it's possible subpackages
> - likewise for rpmdb itself for installed packages
> - src.rpm header
> - in the spec inside src.rpm
> - repository metadata (several times due to subpackages and src.rpms)
> 
> That's helluva lot of duplicate data when you're transferring it over the 
> wire...

Yes,
 but the above solution (whenever that might happen) doesn't solve
carrying 10+ years of changelogs around. It's still more data than we
probably need in any one or N locations.

-sv



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