On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 14:55:45 -0800, Shahms King <shahms(a)shahms.com> wrote:
On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 17:34 -0500, Nick Bargnesi wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 17:04:36 -0500, seth vidal <skvidal(a)phy.duke.edu> wrote:
> > 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
> > years.
> > 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.
> > thoughts?
> 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.
I'll backpedal and agree with you. 11 MB is very negligible when only
concerned with the size of FC3.
Shahms E. King <shahms(a)shahms.com>
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