[Rpm-maint] [rpm-software-management/rpm] Override ghost+dir filesizes (#229)
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Tue Jun 6 10:57:12 UTC 2017
NAK, there are people actually relying on %ghost sizes being recorded and taken into account on free disk space checking. That said, in MOST cases the %ghost size is simply fubar and we'd be better off not recording it. I could imagine something like %ghost(size=1234K) but even that is breaking backwards compatibility.
For directories, simply setting size to zero in packages would probably be the least wrong value - the size of directory is an implementation detail of the installation-time target filesystem and build-time doesn't have a clue. And many of the directories that rpm deals with already exist on the fs, but again the build-time doesn't have a clue.
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