On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 17:34 -0500, Nick Bargnesi wrote:
On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 17:04:36 -0500, seth vidal
> Hi folks,
> this is a touch silly but possibly useful and it would definitely cut
> down on the old crap blocking up cdroms.
> how about if we kill all rpm spec file changelog entries OLDER than 2
> they'll still live on in older srpms and rpms but it'd be a useful
> reduction and it would make the specfiles that much smaller, along with
> the rpm headers.
It'd be interesting to see how much space something like this would save first.
$ rpm -qa --changelog | wc -c
That's just a little over 11 megabytes for all change logs on a FC3
system. I've also got non-Core packages installed which would increase
that size slightly. That's also (obviously) including changelog entries
which would not be stripped. I'm just guessing here, but I suspect that
the total savings would be significantly smaller. I don't think the
effort or loss of history would really be worth it.
Shahms E. King <shahms(a)shahms.com>
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