Re: Helix RPMs a bit "large"

Andres Rodriguez wrote:
> Hi!
> I've noticed that Helix Code packages are much bigger than normal RPMs
> (e.g. gnome-core almost double). What are the significant differences that
> justify this size increment?
I noticed the same thing. I found they are compiled with debugging
symbols in there, so if things crash you can actually get a good

If you don't want to bother with that, you can retrieve some disk space
by stripping the binaries.  I found no efficient way to do that, but if
you do 
ls -la /usr/bin 

you can guess which bigger ones are helix and do 
strip filename

you can do same in /usr/lib for libs like libgnome....

I have asked in the rpm list if there is an rpm install-strip option,
but got no answers yet.

Paul E. Johnson        			email:
Dept. of Political Science
University of Kansas           		Office: (785) 864-9086
Lawrence, Kansas 66045         		FAX: (785) 864-5700

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]