gzexe.... worth it?

Apolon apolon_lovlilis at ifrance.com
Tue Nov 26 00:15:03 PST 2002


The first thing to do to save space:
 - do a strip --strip-debug on 	all libs/binaries of the system
 - delete the info/man pages that you don't need
 - delete the translations (/usr/share/locale/...) that yon don't need

it should save you a couple of megabytes



On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 07:53:17 -0800
adam boz <adam_boz at phreaker.net> wrote:

> Hi all.  I'm creating a root disk (as well as packages and zsh scripts 
> for an auto-lfs).  As of now, I am using 619 megs.  I would like to add 
> some more programs to the disk, but I don't want to go over 650 megs. 
> I've read the man pages on gzexe, and it looks like it could save me 
> some space, but I am wondering how much it will slow down the system. 
> Also, can I do this from a boot disk, if the bin dir's aren't loaded 
> into ramdisk?
> 
> Is there anything else that I could do to save some space?
> 
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