Description

LinuxNoEditor folder from a packaged Linux game is more than double the size of a packaged Windows project folder (WindowsNoEditor). Results from packaging an empty Third Person Project

Windows (64bit binary) - 272 MB

Windows (64bit source) - 710 MB

Linux - 1.6 GB

Steps to Reproduce
  1. Open UE4 Editor on Linux
  2. File->Package Project->Linux (package to desktop)
  3. Right click on LinuxNoEditor folder and select Properties

Result:
The file size of the Linux folder is well over a gigabyte of space whereas the same steps on windows produces a folder half the size.

Expected:
Projects packaged for Windows and Linux have similar file sizes.

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Fixed
ComponentPlatform - Linux
Affects Versions4.12.5
Target Fix4.20
Fix Commit4007730
Main Commit4329255
Release Commit4095966
CreatedAug 22, 2016
ResolvedMay 21, 2018
UpdatedAug 29, 2018