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Re: Limiting the size of installed changelogs




On Thu, 2018-09-13 at 13:46 +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 11:22:37AM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > The src:linux package has a very big changelog (about 1700 kiB
> > uncompressed, 600 kiB gzipped).  On my system the largest installed
> > changelogs, by some way, are all versions of this.  (The next largest
> > changelogs come from src:glibc, at about 200 kiB gzipped.)
> 
> I was curious, so I ran the following on my laptop:
> 
> $ find /usr/share/doc -name '*changelog*' -printf '%s %p\n' | sort -n | tail -n10 | while read size path; do echo $(humanify "$size") "$path"; done
> 2 MB /usr/share/doc/libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0/changelog.gz
> 2 MB /usr/share/doc/xserver-common/changelog.gz
> 2 MB /usr/share/doc/xserver-xephyr/changelog.gz
[...]

I should have said I was only considering Debian changelogs here.  It's
not too surprising that upstream changelogs can be even larger.  The
inclusion of upstream changelogs (vs release notes) was discussed in #
459427.

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
Computers are not intelligent.	They only think they are.

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