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snapshots (archive files) are too big ... Why?
- From: Houder <houder at xs4all dot nl>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:59:51 +0100
- Subject: snapshots (archive files) are too big ... Why?
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Just curious if there is a reason ...
I was able to extract cygpath.exe from cygwin-inst-20160121.tar.xz
in order to test your last modification to cygpath.cc. No problem here.
However, when examining the contents of the archive, I was surprised to
the SAME version of cygpath.exe at least three times ...
The size of cygwin-inst-<date>.tar.xz (and cygwin-src-<date>.tar.xz) has
(suddenly) by a factor of 3 or 4 since 2015-07-20 ...
The same applies to winsup-src-<date>.tar.xz (since 2016-01-15) ...
In all cases it is because the archive contains the SAME version of a
least three times (as far as I can tell).
To summarize: No, I am not reporting a problem here; I am just _curious_
why these archive are so much bigger than they (apparently) need to be
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