Mike A. Harris wrote: > ... > What's funny though, is that for XFree86 packaging at least, > every single sub package consumes at least a minimum of 150-200Kb > each on your hard disk, even if the package were to contain zero > files. This is because the rpm spec file changelog is stored in > the rpm database once per installed package (instead of merging > and refcounting, unless this has changed and I'm wrong now), so > any subpackage that isn't at least 400-500Kb or more in size > argueably is *wasting* space and should be merged into a > different subpackage. ;o) > > Someone out there is now no doubt multiplying the size of the > changelog by the number of subpackages and calculating the total > wasted disk space in the rpm database when XFree86 is installed. > If not, it'll likely be something to the effect of: > > $ rpm -q --changelog $(rpm -qa |grep ^XFree86) |wc -c > 4433085 > > Or roughly 4.5Mb of your RPM database files is XFree86 > changelogs. Wowsers. ;o) Not a complaint, but why did they/you move changelogs from the doc directory into the RPM database? It doesn't seem like a very necessary thing... -- Paul http://paulgear.webhop.net A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right. Q: Why should i start my email reply *below* the quoted text?
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