Linux and application installing
al.dunsmuir at sympatico.ca
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 fedoraproject.org> 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 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.
>  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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