[cctbxbb] (not really cctbx: PHENIX release bundle content: .o files)

Robert Oeffner rdo20 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Jan 25 06:44:31 PST 2021

I'm reasonably sure that the script that produces the phenix installers 
used to strip away object files before packing files into installers. I 
guess Billy would know more.


On 25-01-2021 13:53, Winter, Graeme (DLSLtd,RAL,LSCI) wrote:
> Hi All,
> Could not think of a better place to ask this question
> Installed a PHENIX update this morning and noticed it is quite a 
> substantial download - hard to avoid, in this modern day. While 
> unpacking I noticed it contained a lot of object files - totting it up 
> seems to be ~ 450 MB of .o files which are probably not useful for the 
> average end user.
> Just wondered, are these worth stripping out before making the release 
> bundles?
> I note the same is true for DIALS so I am not claiming some moral high 
> ground here & also
> https://github.com/dials/dials/discussions/1563 
> <https://github.com/dials/dials/discussions/1563>
> … looks like my colleagues decided to pick up on this & happened to agree
> Just thought worth asking
> Cheers Graeme
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