Default image target size [Was:Re: Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2012-06-18)]

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Jun 22 23:15:14 UTC 2012

Michael Cronenworth wrote:

> Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> How would you suggest we implement this? rm -rf the stuff in %post?
>> (Yuck!!!) As I understand it, the symbols will be bloating the main
>> packages and not be in subpackages. (Debuginfo subpackages are what we
>> have now.)
> It would be nice if the minidebuginfo data was stored similar to
> debuginfo data. That way spins could easily rm -rf the minidebuginfo
> folder to keep images smaller.

You apparently didn't get it: running rm -rf on files owned by a package on 
the spin is NOT a serious option! Among other things, it will break 
DeltaRPMs and rpm -Va, it does not persist on package updates and thus 
creates inconsistencies when (inevitably) some packages are updated and 
others are not, and it's just wrong.

The only reasonable solution is to not add bloat to the main packages in the 
first place. It should be in subpackages or just not there at all. (IMHO, 
the latter. We already have debuginfo in subpackages, we don't need a 
redundant subset of it.)

        Kevin Kofler

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