[Fedora-packaging] Hardlinking *.pyc and *.pyo
katzj at redhat.com
Tue Jun 19 19:11:26 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 15:31 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 21:51 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > On Tuesday 03 April 2007, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > > Related to recent space saving discussions, I came across PLD's
> > > rpm-build-macros package recently, and found that they hardlink
> > > identical *.pyc and *.pyo.
> > [...]
> > > The PLD implementation looks like this:
> > [...]
> > > The use of "cmp" would require diffutils installed. Or the above
> > > could be converted to use hardlink instead (which would have to be made
> > > sure to be around) or maybe sha1sum (in coreutils, pretty much always
> > > around in buildroots).
> > >
> > > I suppose something like the above could be easily added to
> > > redhat-rpm-config or rpm, eg. embedded in brp-python-bytecompile
> > > or run after it in %__os_install_post.
> > Jeremy pinged me about resurrecting this thread, so here goes, the original
> > threads starts at
> > http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-packaging/2007-April/msg00003.html for
> > those who missed it.
> > Anyway, attached is a patch against rpm.org hg for discussion - seems somewhat
> > clumsy to use sha1sum for this but I guess it could be acceptable. Tested on
> > just a few python packages on F-7. Better implementations certainly exist,
> > and are welcome :)
> Looks okay to me. Probably the easiest thing to do is to put it in
> redhat-rpm-config for now and then go from there. If anyone
> disagrees with it, raise your hands... otherwise, I'll get it in the
> start of next week
And this is done in redhat-rpm-config-9.0.0-1 that I just built.
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