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Re: [atomic-devel] [fedora-atomic f23] remove Python source files

Fabian Deutsch <fdeutsch redhat com> writes:

> On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 1:54 PM, Giuseppe Scrivano <gscrivan redhat com> wrote:
>>> The removal caused some trouble:
>>> - removing informations from drawbacks
>>> - Making debugging - testing changes - very cumbersome
>>> - Breaks "plugin" mechanisms of a surprising large number of tools
>>> In our next release we will finally re-introduce .py files again:
>>> Bug 1233106 - [RFE] Remove all kernel, firmware, and .py file blacklisting
>>> I'd suggest to consider and not underestimate these factors.
>> thanks for the feedbacks.  Were .pyc files used instead of the .py
>> version in oVirt?
> We dropped .py and .pyc files - so the .pyo files were kept.
>> IIUIC, pyc files maintain the same information as the
>> original source file, while .pyo files are a optimized version that has
>> not all the original content.  Using the optimized version, I could
>> strip 55 MB of space from the Fedora Atomic image, if I use .pyc then
>> the reduction is only 27 MB.
> What about keeping .py and .pyo, and just drop .pyc?

That could be an option.  The image size I got keeping .py and .pyo is
15 MB smaller than the original one.


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