Bug 64951 - vim-common can save 6M by using links like glibc-common
Summary: vim-common can save 6M by using links like glibc-common
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: wdovlrrw
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-05-15 00:16 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-15 00:16:24 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-15 00:16:17 UTC
Description of Problem:
* vim-common has many duplicate files
* It could be made 6M smaller by using soft or hard links
* This technique (hard links) is used by the glibc-common RPM

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
* vim-common-6.1-2.i386.rpm

How Reproducible:
* Install vim-common

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ivh vim-common
2. cksum `rpm -ql vim-common` | sort -n | less
3. Note many duplicates

Actual Results:
* vim-common uses 12.6M

Expected Results:
* With links, vim-common would use 6.7M

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2002-08-15 18:29:36 UTC
It was a bug in the specfile. runtime file were marked as doc and thus copied to 
/usr/share/docs in addition to /usr/share/vim

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