Linux and application installing

Al Dunsmuir al.dunsmuir at
Tue Sep 7 15:08:59 UTC 2010

On Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 10:42:54 AM, Richard wrote:

> On 7 September 2010 15:23, James Antill <james at> wrote:
> This isn't repodata, it's a separate data package. You /could/ push
> the icons.tar.gz and desktop sqlite database as repodata, although
> it's not going to change for the duration of each release[1] so seems
> like a waste of resources. From an rpm point of view, it's easier to
> deal with the install and removal of data as rpm scriptlets
> system-wide than by pushing this into yum itself (and other distros
> could not use this code). We also want this data installed by default,
> and not fetched / updated when the user tries to install something for
> the first time. That would ruin the user experience.

> Richard.

> [1] The data only needs to be refreshed if popular packages get split,
> or many translations get added.


To  minimize  the  installed footprint on minimal systems such as ARM,
would  it  not  make sense to separate the information by translation,
so  that  only  the installed translations occupy space on disk and in
the sqlite database?


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