Re: Status of systemtap in Debian
On 18/02/10 at 14:31 +0100, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > I's only a few hundreds of megabytes per kernel image.
> Its around half a GiB per image.
Isn't that a correct instance of "a few hundreds of megabytes"? :)
> > Some games or
> > debug packages require more space than that. I don't think it's worth
> > deploying an infrastructure just for that.
> Did you actually check that? In unstable I found 2 packages larger than
> 500MiB and less then 10 over 200MiB. None of them is contains debugging
Someone else did on IRC, but apparently he computed the aggregate size
per source package, which isn't the same thing.
openjdk-6-dbg uses 170 MB according to the Packages file.
libqt4-webkit-dbg uses from 134 MB to 142 MB per arch.
libwebkit-1.0-2-dbg also ranges from 122 MB to 128 MB per arch.
So, yes, the kernel debuginfo would be bigger, but:
1/ we are not talking about adding it for every arch
2/ it might be of interest to quite a lot of people to have that data.
> And for the data packages there is something planned.
Sure. However, it doesn't cost much to use normal .debs now, and switch
to ddebs or a separate archive later, when it's ready.
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