Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo

Roman Rakus rrakus at
Fri Jun 22 15:36:34 UTC 2012

On 05/08/2012 08:15 AM, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 18:55 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Alexander Larsson <alexl at> wrote:
>>> I just wrote a new Feature proposal for shipping minimal debug info by
>>> default:
>>> The feature page lists some of the background and statistics. It also
>>> lists some options in how to implement this, which all have various
>>> different pros and cons. I'd like to hear what peoples opinions on these
>>> are.
>>> My personal opinion is that we should go with compressed data, in the
>>> original files without the line number information. This means we use
>>> minimal space (i.e. an installation increase by only 0.5%) while being
>>> completely transparent to users. It does however make the normal
>>> packages larger in a non-optional way which some people disagree with.
>> What sort of size impact are we talking about here, there's a lot of
>> devices that people are starting to use Fedora on such as ARM devices
>> that don't have a lot of storage space. One of the most widely
>> deployed devices running Fedora for example is the OLPC XO-1 which
>> only has 1gb of space so every size increase is a hit and Fedora is
>> already starting to have quite a large muffin top to deal with.
> See the feature page for detail on the space use. On my F17 desktop
> install with and 8 gigabytes /usr it would add 43 megabytes of data.
What about to not install it by default but as optional?


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