[arch-dev-public] doc size

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Dec 16 14:05:55 EST 2009

Xavier wrote:
> Hello,
> I like this gnome feature that warns me about running out of space and
> proposes me to run a disk usage analyzer (baobab).
> Looking at the results, I found out that /usr/share/doc was taking a
> non negligible space : 140M
> It's actually the 3rd biggest directory in my filesystem after two
> games (openarena and flightgear). Well maybe 4th if I also count
> warsow in /opt :)
> It's especially gtkmm that made me go wtf. It takes 48MB. I checked
> the package size, 60MB.
> The next entries are far away, at 10MB, but still. Compared to the
> package size, they can still be pretty big (more than half).
> That made me want to check the proportion of docs in each package, and
> I quickly hacked a script together.
> I am pretty sure this subject has come here before, but I don't
> remember seeing any results, so I will post them here.
> That might help to establish some reasonable limits for when a package
> should be split. And with makepkg supporting that now, it's much
> better than before.

Didn't Dan post a patch for namcap to check the relative proportion of 
docs at some stage?


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