Re: [Pkg-pciutils-discuss] Re: Updating of pci.ids in Etch
Joey Hess writes...
> I also wonder if stripping down the pci.ids file in pciutils-udeb
> further so it only covers NICs might be worthwhile to save space in d-i.
> 230k is still a lot of space for the above functionality.
Given that with the new compression willy added that 230k is down to 75k, how
about keeping the non-NIC stuff too? I've found it useful when debugging
installations. What I usually do is drop to a shell and run `lspci -v >
/var/log/` and then fire up the d-i webserver to grab the output. That is
super useful. (joeyh, could d-i put the output of lspci -v in /var/log all the
time? should I file a wishlist bug?)
Also, I wouldn't be surprised if at some point somebody writes a udeb (in
debian or 3rd party) that needs the non-NIC info anyway.
If d-i is still looking for space later on, then maybe the non-NIC stuff could
get stripped out.