----- Original Message -----
From: "Ville Skyttä" <ville.skytta(a)iki.fi>
To: "Development discussions related to Fedora"
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:43:33 PM
Subject: Re: Fedora 23 cloud image (and, for that matter, minimal anything) bloat
On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 3:32 PM, Matej Stuchlik <mstuchli(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Ville Skyttä" <ville.skytta(a)iki.fi>
>> Also, be careful with measuring space savings when working with *.pyo.
>> It is a common case that *.pyc and *.pyo are identical, and when they
>> are rpmbuild already hardlinks them.
> That's really interesting, I've had no idea:
BTW I just had a peek into some Arch Linux Python 3.5 packages, and it
seems they contain *no* identical *.pyc and corresponding *.opt-1.pyc
files. This is bad news wrt the hardlinking. I haven't found any
*.opt-2.pyc files to play with, so I don't know what's the situation
And sure enough:
% rpm2cpio python3-libs-3.4.3-5.fc24.x86_64.rpm | cpio -idmv 2> /dev/null &&
du -ch usr/ | tail -n1
% rpm2cpio python3-libs-3.5.0-1.fc24.x86_64.rpm | cpio -idmv 2> /dev/null && du
-ch usr/ | tail -n1
That's definitely not great.