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Re: [PATCH 0/3] Preliminaries for headerless install callback



On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 03:20:45PM +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On 02/18/2011 06:32 PM, seth vidal wrote:
 >
> >Define 'much' When you mentioned this on yum-devel you said 10s of
> >megabytes of memory.
> >
> >what number are we talking about?
> 
> Obviously it depends on what exactly is getting installed, but for a
> default Fedora desktop we're talking about 50MB ballpark figures.
> 
> While most headers are well below 100KB in size, 100-300KB headers
> aren't rare at all, over 1MB headers do exist in Fedora and in
> theory a single header can be up to 16MB.

A minimal install is around 250-300 packages. A basic desktop is around
1200 packages, so this could be a significant savings. This is
especially important for virtual environments.

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