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Re: OLPC & package dependency growth



On Wed, 2008-07-09 at 15:18 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-07-09 at 11:44 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > Taking a list of pkgs, resolving out all of their deps then calculating
> > installed size (not calculating vs an existing install, but raw
> > installed size) shouldn't take too much code at all. I'll see what I can
> > hack up today.
> > 
> > It won't take into account overlaid files (like docs and manpages, nor
> > multilib binaries) but it should give you a pretty good upper range
> > (sort of).
> 
> A start of what it should do. I'll fix up the kickstart parsing, among
> other things, later - once I get some confirmation is even remotely in
> the ballpark.
> 
> http://skvidal.fedorapeople.org/misc/installed-size.py

The thing which becomes important to see is growth (or shrinkage) in
packages as well as what new packages/removed packages there are.  Which
involves fiddly questions of growth thresholds and human analysis of the
output

Jeremy


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