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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] tarball growing
From: Brice Goglin (Brice.Goglin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-28 04:36:06

Le 28/09/2010 10:26, Ashley Pittman a écrit :
> On 28 Sep 2010, at 07:27, Brice Goglin wrote:
>> The bz2 tarball of hwloc 1.0.2 was 2.1MB. hwloc 1.1 will be at least
>> 2.7MB. I know that bandwidth is free, but I am still not confortable
>> with the size increasing that much.
>> Any other idea?
> There is probably some mileage in simply unziping the tarballs in the tests directory. This will increase the size of the source tree but probably decrease the size of the download.
> Other ideas would be ensuring that the download is compressed with --best or using bzip2

Indeed, thanks!

> As an aside having files names *.tar.gz.output violates the principal of least surprise, it's not clear to a casual user what these are?

IIRC, it was just a lazy way to generate the output filename from the
tarball filename without having to remove the .tar.gz suffix :)