[Mageia-dev] size of iso dvds

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 19:36:59 CET 2012

On 14 February 2012 18:39, Florian Hubold <doktor5000 at arcor.de> wrote:
> Somehow related, i just did some rpm size comparisons for thunderbird
> -l10n packages, to see what can be gained if we switch them back to
> uncompressing the (zipped) .xpi files and so let them profit from
> rpm binary payload compression. It's not much for a single package,
> but overall it's a reduction by 35%.

So we save a little space from DVDs but we'll quite a lot more on the
installed systems...
Bad tradeoff IMHO...

> Maybe this is a viable solution for other packages too, which currently
> carry files which are already compressed when building.

That would only waste more space on installed systemdsif we
uncompress man pages, info pages & the like too...

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