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Re: Haskell packages: size and number of source packages


Am Mittwoch, den 07.08.2013, 23:01 +0200 schrieb Joachim Breitner:
> At least the Translations entries of Haskell packages are highly
> repetitive, due to the common Haskell blurb in all descriptions, and the
> triplication of each package description. So it would make sense to
> check how much the gzip’ed files are smaller if the -prof packages were
> dropped, as that is the size that is transferred. (On disk the
> additional bytes do not hurt very much I’d say). Unfortunately I am
> traveling at the moment and my internet connection is not good enough to
> make that measurement.

Ok, got hold of an up-to-date file. Guess my system was misconfigured to
not get the "end" translations at all..

/var/lib/apt/lists $ cat http.debian.net_debian_dists_sid_main_i18n_Translation-en |
    gzip -9 |wc -c
/var/lib/apt/lists $ cat http.debian.net_debian_dists_sid_main_i18n_Translation-en |
    grep-dctrl -v -F Package -r libghc-.\*-prof |gzip -9 |wc -c
/var/lib/apt/lists $ cat http.debian.net_debian_dists_sid_main_i18n_Translation-en |
    grep-dctrl -v -F Package -r libghc-.\* |gzip -9 |wc -c

Hmm, my thesis was only partly confirmed. The libghc-* stanzas take
134kB of (additional) compressed data, while only libghc-*-{dev,prof}
take 106kB. So there is some effect, but not as strong as I had hoped
for, and surely less with the actual Packages file.


(/me wonders if once PPAs are usable a angry mob of release team member,
ftp-masters and descriptions translators will throw Haskell out of the
inner circle and into a PPA ghetto ;-))

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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