[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#720446: chromium-browser: consider stripping third_party/WebKit/LayoutTests (1.3GB) from upstream tarball

Hector Oron zumbi at debian.org
Thu Aug 22 00:17:23 UTC 2013

Package: chromium-browser
Version: 28.0.1500.95-3
Severity: wishlist


  I was atonished when I saw the size of chromium-browser upstream tarball, 1.2GB. Lurking into source tree I saw third_party directory is up to 2.1GB, and third_party/WebKit is about 1.4GB, 1.3GB for third_party/WebKit/LayoutTests, which is not shipped along webkitgtk Debian source package (9.4MB).

  Please, consider stripping out third_party/WebKit/LayoutTests from source treeto reduce upstream tarball size.

  Thanks for the effort of maintaining such beast of a package.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (900, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.10-1-686-pae (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages chromium-browser depends on:
ii  chromium  28.0.1500.95-3

chromium-browser recommends no packages.

chromium-browser suggests no packages.

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