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Muhammed Uluyol 04-15-2012 01:42 AM

Packages getting smaller?
 
It looks like they are being compressed with upx.

Muhammed Uluyol


On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Victor Silva <vfbsilva@gmail.com> wrote:

> My guess is they are shipping less embedded libs.
>
> Em 14 de abril de 2012 14:02, Brendan Long <self@brendanlong.com>
> escreveu:
>
> > It's just strange that it's happening so consistently, like again today:
> >
> > Targets (7): dbus-1.4.20-1 dbus-core-1.4.20-2 dbus-python-1.0.0-1
> > mkinitcpio-0.8.7-2 qt-4.8.1-2 xorg-server-1.12.1-1
> > xorg-server-common-1.12.1-1
> >
> > Total Download Size: 21.59 MiB
> > Total Installed Size: 96.40 MiB
> > Net Upgrade Size: -0.93 MiB
> >
> >
> > On 04/13/2012 08:38 PM, Zachary (Asian) wrote:
> >
> >> My guess is that they switched from adding features to removing bloat,
> >> which results in a smaller filesize.
> >>
> >> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM, Brendan Long<self@brendanlong.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> I've noticed recently that a lot of upgrades have been making the total
> >>> installed size go down. Has something changed in the packaging, like
> >>> compressed binaries or a new version of GCC or something? I'm just
> >>> curious.
> >>>
> >>> Brendan
> >>>
> >>>
> >
>

Allan McRae 04-15-2012 02:24 AM

Packages getting smaller?
 
On 15/04/12 11:42, Muhammed Uluyol wrote:
> It looks like they are being compressed with upx.

Wrong...


On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Victor Silva <vfbsilva@gmail.com> wrote:
> My guess is they are shipping less embedded libs.

Wrong...


On 04/13/2012 08:38 PM, Zachary (Asian) wrote:
> My guess is that they switched from adding features to removing bloat,
> which results in a smaller filesize.

Wrong...

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM, Brendan Long<self@brendanlong.com> wrote:
> Has something changed in the packaging, like
> compressed binaries or a new version of GCC or something?

Well, gcc-4.7 just was released...


So the initial question probably contains the answer.

Damjan 04-17-2012 01:23 AM

Packages getting smaller?
 
> I've noticed recently that a lot of upgrades have been making the
> total installed size go down. Has something changed in the packaging,
> like compressed binaries or a new version of GCC or something? I'm
> just curious.

not any more

Targets (33): acpid-2.0.16-1 avr-binutils-2.22-3 avr-gcc-4.7.0-1
avr-libc-1.8.0-3 chromium-18.0.1025.162-1 consolekit-0.4.6-2
flashplugin-11.2.202.233-1 iso-codes-3.34-1 libdbusmenu-qt-0.9.2-1
libgphoto2-2.4.14-1 libmysqlclient-5.5.23-1 libthai-0.1.17-1
libvirt-0.9.11-2 linux-3.3.2-1 llvm-3.0-3 mkinitcpio-0.8.7-2
mysql-5.5.23-1
mysql-clients-5.5.23-1 nbd-3.0-2 nginx-1.0.15-1 nss-3.13.4-1
openbsd-netcat-1.105-2 openjpeg-1.5.0-1 qt-4.8.1-2 sbcl-1.0.56-1
vim-nerdtree-4.2.0-3 wine-1.5.2-1 xf86-input-synaptics-1.5.99.903-1
xf86-video-intel-2.18.0-3 xorg-server-1.12.1-1 xorg-server-common-1.12.1-1
xorg-server-xephyr-1.12.1-1 xorg-xinput-1.5.99.901-1

Total Download Size: 164,54 MiB
Total Installed Size: 796,28 MiB
Net Upgrade Size: 64,02 MiB

--
дамјан

Karol Babioch 04-28-2012 12:23 AM

Packages getting smaller?
 
Hi,

Am 17.04.2012 03:23, schrieb Damjan:
> not any more

Well, there are quite a few upgrades (meaning a change in the upstream
version) within your showed output. The tendency for upstream releases
is to get bigger, so when updating a bunch of them (just like you did),
there is absolutely no surprise when the resulting installed size will
get bigger, too.

However I've also noticed the drop in size for some packages. I will
have to investigate this deeper, but there seem to be some (huge)
improvements coming along with the gcc release. Just another reason to
love Arch. I guess we are among the firsts who made the switch ;).

Best regards,
Karol Babioch


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