[arch-general] Packages getting smaller?

Brendan Long self at brendanlong.com
Sat Apr 14 13:02:53 EDT 2012

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

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 at 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

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