Bug 64951 - vim-common can save 6M by using links like glibc-common
vim-common can save 6M by using links like glibc-common
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
7.3
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-05-14 20:16 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-14 20:16:24 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-14 20:16:17 EDT
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 14:29:36 EDT
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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