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Re: Guix size reduction work group

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Guix size reduction work group
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:17:53 +0100
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Christopher Baines <address@hidden> skribis:

> I'm not quite sure how that would work, but the Guix Data Service can
> query for narinfo files, and from those it can store the size of
> specific outputs, as well as there references.
> So the closure size (I think?) is the size of an output, plus the
> closure size of all of its references (the definition is recursive).

Yes.  So the Data Service could pick that info from narinfo files and
have per-package pages with a graph showing the closure/self size
evolution—IOW, ‘guix size’ over time.

Doable, but easier said than done!


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