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Re: New rpm version about to hit rawhide



On Tue, 2007-06-26 at 09:11 +0100, Andy Green wrote:
> Panu Matilainen wrote:
> 
> > Expect memory use go up, dramatically. That's the price to pay for
> > finally "fixing" the multilib %doc etc file removal bug by nuking
> > the nasty skipDir hack that caused it to begin with. Whether we can
> > actually live with the ballooned memory usage, especially in the
> > installer, remains to be seen...
> 
> Of the two issues, surely memory use is the worst?

Many people seem to disagree.
>   I installed F7 on my
> in-laws' old laptop with 256MB last week, it did install okay because I
> took the precaution of turning everything except the most basic stuff
> off (including X), then yumming it in afterwards.  Previously I upgraded
> FC5 on a 384MB box and it took most of the day.  Are the "dramatic"
> increases only seen in the multilib case itself?  That wouldn't be so
> bad since x86_64 boxes will have lots of memory...

No the issue is not purely on multilib occurs with multiple identical
basenames - eg multiple kernels, COPYING etc.

Paul



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