[Fedora-packaging] Re: Including a static library

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Mon Sep 25 23:09:06 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 17:23 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 17:00 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 15:40 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > > -static subpackages have always seemed to make sense to me, but it was
> > > pointed out to me originally that increasing the number of subpackages
> > > increases the size of the metadata and makes all yum operations slower.
> > > 
> > > Thoughts? Perhaps a separate -static repo?
> Ugh, separate repo is a nitemare from the point of view of installation
> and the build system[1]
> > To be fair - the yum operations for fc6 should be fairly dramatically
> > sped up. Menno, Tambet and others have done some really good work to get
> > rid of slow sections of code or repetitive pieces.
> Sadly, we can't really speed up the download of bits.  And _that_ is
> where this hurts us.  There have been a lot of good speedups in yum;
> let's not go and ruin that by making people have to download and process
> more data

okay - I didn't understand where we were thinking about slowness.


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