[Wine] Re: Building wine-20050930 uses *a lot* of hd space

Ivan Leo Puoti ivanleo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 18:57:21 CDT 2005

Alexander Toresson wrote:
> Yesterday, I noticed that I had lost about a gig of hd space without
> knowing what had used that much. Turned out that it was the
> wine-20050930 build directory that was using 850mb of hd space. I
> pinned down the problem to the wine-20050930/dlls directory, which was
> using about 600mb hd space. For example, advapi32.dll.so was 1155k,
> while advapi.c was only 8518 bytes and advapi.o was 149k. I tried
> bzipping advapi32.dll.so, and its size went down to 279k. Then I tried
> making the wine-20050930 directory into one big bzipped tar, and it
> became 174mb.
> Is it just me that finds this to be strange? 850mb is a lot of hd
> space, and I don't remember that building older versions of wine used
> that much hd space. And the files were very compressible.
> Regards, Alexander Toresson
> PS. Please CC me, I'm not subscribed.

Hem, the dlls directory is what actually allows windows porgrams to work, you really don't want to 
remove anything from there. You should really stick to binary packages that usually have smaller 
binaries becasue they've been stripped of debug symbols.


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