On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 20:10 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 17:04 -0800, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 16:09, seth vidal wrote:
> > > Oh, no. *Bad* idea. It's an attack on the symptom, not the problem.
> > >
> > > If changelogs are bloating the headers yum has to download, then
> > > strip them out when generating the yum headers.
> > it's not bloating the headers - well not JUST that.
> > I'm also thinking of decreasing the useles space eaten up by them on the
> > cd isos.
> how much space do they eat currently?
> -- Fernando
well they're stored in at LEAST 3 different places on the cds:
1. the packages
2. the srpms
3. the rpmdb-fedora
I've checked one of my "longer running" packages (gimp, changelog since
1999) and it accounts for about 10K uncompressed (ungzipped) and 3K
gzipped in packages that are roughly 10MB in size, even for the kernel
it would be only 28/10K vs. 30M. This tiny amount of space saved just
doesn't warrant the effort IMO, sorry. Even if it's just a few K * (1
srpm + n * (binary rpms + rpmdb)).
4. maybe in hdlist2?
5. the metadata
I don't think that changelogs should be stored at all in the (repo)
metadata or hdlist2.
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