Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo

drago01 drago01 at
Thu May 10 08:02:34 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> Alexander Larsson wrote:
>> Its not particularly hard to strip the debuginfo when constructing the
>> live image, although then installation from it will not really work as
>> the rpms checksums will be wrong.
> Indeed, that doesn't sound like a sane solution to me.

Getting out of the CD cage is.

> I'd rather we just don't add yet another size overhead to every package. Our
> packages keep growing and growing even without that. A few KiB here, a few
> KiB there, in many packages, adding up to a few MiB, and we keep running
> into size issues with our live image at every single release. Size matters!

Not really, you are restricting yourself by the artificial CD size limit.
You don't have to use the full size of whatever bigger medium you
choose (DVD, 1 or 2GB stick) but you are currently providing a poorer
user experience because you insist on a medium from the last century.

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