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Re: snapshots (archive files) are too big ... Why?

Greetings, Houder!

> Just curious if there is a reason ...

> I was able to extract cygpath.exe from cygwin-inst-20160121.tar.xz 
> (snapshots)
> in order to test your last modification to No problem here.

> However, when examining the contents of the archive, I was surprised to 
> find
> 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 
> grown
> (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 
> file at
> least three times (as far as I can tell).

> To summarize: No, I am not reporting a problem here; I am just _curious_ 
> as to
> why these archive are so much bigger than they (apparently) need to be 
> ...

But this is actually a problem.

All tools reporting from 3 to 5 entries of each file in the archive.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Saturday, January 23, 2016 17:17:59

Sorry for my terrible english...

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