[arch-dev-public] doc size
shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 14:18:06 EST 2009
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Xavier wrote:
>> 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?
Indeed, that's awesome. Seems I missed or forgot it.
It's actually the only patch that came up after namcap 2.4 so there
hasn't been a new release yet.
I will try it to compare with my results.
I don't think that makes my results worthless though, I see both tools
Mine allows to quickly see what are the worst packages in your cache
(either in ratio or in docsize), so that they can be treated in
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