Bug 191099 - qt-devel is a monster (add extra qt-devel-api subpackage)
Summary: qt-devel is a monster (add extra qt-devel-api subpackage)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qt
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-05-08 20:59 UTC by David Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-09 22:01:23 UTC

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Description David Anderson 2006-05-08 20:59:45 UTC
On my system, the 8 largest packages are:

213409160 openoffice.org-core
64091981 glibc-common
55539464 kdebase
51267142 kdepim
46532500 libstdc++-devel
46209085 kdelibs
43073422 qt-devel
42256845 wine

qt-devel pulls in more than a whole Win32 environment!

Looking at where that all comes from, it's mostly from documentation:
[david@desktop ~]$ du -hsc /usr/share/doc/qt-devel-3.3.5/*
12M     /usr/share/doc/qt-devel-3.3.5/examples
33M     /usr/share/doc/qt-devel-3.3.5/html
1.1M    /usr/share/doc/qt-devel-3.3.5/tutorial
46M     total

Most people only want qt-devel in order to compile Qt + KDE applications. The 
documentation is just a wasted download for us. (The qt-devel RPM is 15Mb - it 
takes several minutes even on broadband - I have 512kbps).

An extra qt-devel-apidocs sub-package ought to be created with this stuff, as 
it was for kdelibs-devel.

Thank you for your consideration!

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2006-05-09 22:01:23 UTC
it's now fixed in rawhide. Thanks for your report.

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