Re: Please raise your opinion to package size and the given options to restrict it (Was: Bug#833388: ITP: metaphlan2 -- Metagenomic Phylogenetic Analysis)
On Thu, 04 Aug 2016, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 09:30:19AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > > 2) When unpackaging the orig.tar.gz translating binary data to
> > > text format and recompress using xz the tarball is "only" 265MB.
> > > The transformation process takes about 30min on my Laptop - not
> > > longer than any larger project might need to build but the
> > > resulting binary package would have again close to 1GB.
> > > 2b) Do the conversion of the format in postinst at the expense
> > > of users time which is acceptable since the package usually
> > > unpacks on high performance machines and not so many
> > > installations which means bandwidth and disk space on Debian
> > > mirrors should be saved here instead of users machine
> > >
> > > Source tarball 256MB + binary package ~250MB (estimated)
> this seems the most reasonable option to me.
Agreed, although the option to download the dataset from upstream is
also a valid choice.
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