Massive size increases in certain packages

Orion Poplawski orion at
Fri May 18 16:18:42 UTC 2007

Hans de Goede wrote:
> Orion Poplawski wrote:
>> I did a quick compare of FE 6 to the last FE devel and found that the 
>> following packages have increased in size by more than a factor of 2. 
>> Some of these may be fine, I haven't looked into it in detail.
> Thanks for the effort, however it looks like you've looked at the 
> combined size of all subpackages of a package, for example ogre which is 
> mine:
>> ogre 6374746 -> 29476134
> Has a main package of only 2 Mb, most of the size increase is explained 
> by the adding of a new samples sub package which ways in at 15Mb 
> (previously the samples were unpackaged).
> The rest of the size increase seems to be due to errors in the way 
> you've calculated the size, the FE6 ogre, excluding debuginfo ways in at 
> 10 Mb (x86_64), the F7 one at 25 Mb.

I'm not looking at the size of the rpms, I'm looking at installed sizes 
as reported by rpm -q --qf "%{SIZE}\n" -p <rpm>.

# rpm -q --qf '%{SIZE}\n' -p development/i386/ogre-1.2.5-1.fc7.i386.rpm
# rpm -q --qf '%{SIZE}\n' -p 6/i386/ogre-1.2.2-2.p1.fc6.i386.rpm

I installed ogre on my devel system however and the total installed size 
appears to be about 8476 KB.  So perhaps a bug in rpm's size calculation?

# rpm -ql ogre | xargs du -k | sort -n | awk '{ tot+=$1 }; END { print 
tot }'

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