radical suggestion for fc4 release

Nicolas Mailhot Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net
Tue Feb 1 18:58:50 UTC 2005

Le lundi 31 janvier 2005 à 17:44 -0500, Jeff Spaleta a écrit :
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 17:37:29 -0500, Eric S. Raymond <esr at thyrsus.com> 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.
> they bloat the packages as well... which means they bloat the install
> media and bloat the download times over the network.
> I'm hard pressed to think of a real-world situation where 2 year old
> package changelog notations in the packages are needed.  Shouldn't
> access to the cvs server suffice for deep-diving into package
> changelogs?

Aren't changelogs compressed yet ?
I'm very surprised simple flat text data can make such a significant
difference these days (the yum problem OTOH is real but can't yum
truncat the changelogs it exports all by itself ?)


Nicolas Mailhot
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