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Old 04-02-2021, 10:09 AM   #1
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grub-2.04-x86_64-3: 13 times uncompressed package size compared to -2


I just noticed that the uncompressed package size of grub grew from around 75 MB with grub-2.04-x86_64-2 to around 973M with grub-2.04-x86_64-3. The grub version did obviously not change and the only change in the grub.SlackBuild is the BUILD number.

The difference comes from the img files in /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/.

grub-2.04-x86_64-2:
Code:
       512 Jan 21 00:18 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/boot_hybrid.img
       512 Jan 21 00:18 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/boot.img
      2048 Jan 21 00:18 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/cdboot.img
       512 Jan 21 00:18 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/diskboot.img
     34792 Jan 21 00:18 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/kernel.img
      1024 Jan 21 00:18 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/lnxboot.img
      2848 Jan 21 00:18 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/lzma_decompress.img
      1024 Jan 21 00:18 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/pxeboot.img
grub-2.04-x86_64-3:
Code:
 134481116 Feb 13 12:06 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/boot_hybrid.img
 134481116 Feb 13 12:06 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/boot.img
 134481116 Feb 13 12:06 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/cdboot.img
 134480092 Feb 13 12:06 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/diskboot.img
     34988 Feb 13 12:06 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/kernel.img
 134488284 Feb 13 12:06 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/lnxboot.img
 134479612 Feb 13 12:06 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/lzma_decompress.img
 134481116 Feb 13 12:06 /usr/lib64/grub/i386-pc/pxeboot.img
What happened there? And can it be reversed somehow?

Background: I just tried to update a system which only has a small SD card and the upgradepkg ran out of disk space because i did not expect such an increase.
 
Old 04-02-2021, 10:25 AM   #2
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Grub is getting disgusting with each new release. Switched back to syslinux.
 
Old 04-02-2021, 10:33 AM   #3
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from the changelog (you were referring to -current, right?):
Quote:
Mon Feb 15 19:23:44 UTC 2021
Here we go again... upgraded to glibc-2.33 and one last mass rebuild for
Slackware 15.0. The only packages upgraded in this batch are glibc and the
kernels - everything else is just a rebuild against the new glibc.
 
Old 04-02-2021, 10:51 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by someone named bert View Post
from the changelog (you were referring to -current, right?):
Yes, it's grub-2.04-x86_64-2 and grub-2.04-x86_64-3 from slackware64-current. But why do the files grow from 512 to 134481116 bytes when it's only a rebuild and the grub version did not change?
 
Old 04-02-2021, 11:06 AM   #5
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After a more extensive search i found that this has also already been reported in
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post6221162
and
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post6229251.

Sorry for the duplicate, did not find these in my first search.
 
  


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