[Live-demo] 4.0 rc5 build

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 1 20:09:29 PDT 2010

On Sat, 7/31/10, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> If disk space is an issue: we could consider hardlinking some
> identical files in /usr
> I checked rc3 using /usr/share/fslint/fslint/findup from
> the fslint package (or download from
> http://code.google.com/p/fslint/source/browse/trunk/fslint/findup
> ),
> and about 400 mb is found in identical files in the /usr
> dir. Mostly the usual java suspects, eg:
>  6 * 1904640 lib/.../jai_core.jar
>  but also some other errors. Eg udig has copies of
> versioned libraries instead of symlinks.

> Even if we don't do the fully automated fslint thing, I guess the
> program still poitns to a few unnecessary double files:
> libgdal.so and libNCSEcw.so have copies instead of symlinks as their
> versioned versions, wasting 27Mb.
> GeoNetwork opensource Manual is provided twice (4 Mb)
> Geopublisher tutorial has two copies of africa_poi.dbf and other files
> Packages which might go:
> hplip/hplip-data (needed for printing on hp printers) 40Mb
> bzr 15 Mb


I've now implemented a variation on Johan's fslint & unneeded package
ideas, after adding /opt and /lib it now saves >600mb (uncompressed).

TBD: what happens when a VM or harddrive install is done from the ISO?
I suspect it will be ok; /usr/local/ makes me the most nervous.

Really this is just a band-aid cleaning up everyone else's mess though.
Package maintainers should really be making sure their packages aren't
introducing these redundancies in the first place..


ps- who's left behind the /srv CVS dir?


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