Massive size increases in certain packages

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Fri May 18 17:36:36 UTC 2007

Orion Poplawski wrote:
> 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
> 29476134
> # rpm -q --qf '%{SIZE}\n' -p 6/i386/ogre-1.2.2-2.p1.fc6.i386.rpm
> 6374746
> 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?

Perhaps, or maybe rpm is showing the size of all subpackages together?



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