[Rpm-maint] Rpm Database musings

Florian Festi ffesti at redhat.com
Mon Mar 4 14:12:51 UTC 2013


On 03/01/2013 05:32 PM, Michael Schroeder wrote:
>   (the median is quite different from the avg, that means that
>   some packages are quite big.)

...

> - That means, if I have 2000 packages installed on my system
>   (which is about the real number), the concatenated headers will
>   use 20 MByte (using the median), 10 MByte when using LZO
>   compression, 7.5 with xz.

My guess is that the typically installed package are the bigger ones
while a large number of rarely installed add-on packages are rather
small (at least in header size). So it might be worth using one machine
as an example instead of doing calculations with the "average package".

Florian


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