On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 8:41 AM, Thomas Dziedzic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 1:17 AM, Auguste Pop <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I just noticed that there is a sage-mathematics package in community
>> repository and tried to install it and found out that the package is
>> really huge.
>> I understand that sage is always shipped in a gigantic bundle, but the
>> arch package is considerably larger than official packages provided
>> for other Linux distributions. For lzma compressed archives, they are
>> typically around 330MB, while the arch package is about 630MB. Why is
>> the package so big? I have just noticed that the arch version is
>> 4.5.3, the version on its official site is still 4.5.2. Is this the
>> reason for the big package?
>> Thank you for your kind attention.
> Hi Auguste,
> I don't know the exact answer to this question, but I think I may know why.
> Currently, sage keeps all the spkgs in the package.
> Also it is built with fat binaries although this itself probably
> doesn't add such a significant amount.
> I'll investigate this and let you know.
Back with some results
I have gone through the directory to see what made it so big, and I
realized my initial suspicions were correct.
I have removed about 300mb of spkgs (compressed) and a lot of extraneous logs.
The changes are already in trunk along with a few other bug fixes.
Changes should be visible for the next sage release (4.6).
Thanks for your interest!