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Re: busybox still too bloated

Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 11:09:02AM -0600 wrote:
> On Tue Sep 25, 2001 at 12:04:28PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > Erik Andersen <andersen@codepoet.org> writes:
> > > I suspect that all of the following could probably be eliminated: ar, date,
> > > echo, env, expr, gzip, halt, lsmod, poweroff, wc, which, whoami.  
> Right.  I can't think of a good reason for ar to be included.  echo dups a
> shell buildtin.  lsmod duplicates moduilts (which we are using due to limited
> arch support in busybox insmod).  env and expr duplicate shell functionality.
> date we can probably live without.  I'm sure we need gunzip, but gzip?

> Probably safe to axe them all, but I wanted to double check in case someone is
> using this stuff and I just don't know about it.

At the moment 'Report a Problem' menu choice uses gzip, but the
dependancy could be removed.

If expr is really duplicated in the shell then we can remove it, I
know it is used by dhcp-client.

> > Also, what about busybox ash?  Is that mature enough to use instead of
> > the proper ash package?  Or did it have some problems?
> binary now in the boot floppies weighs in at 81k (and lacks both command line
> editing and tab completion).

tab completion and command line editing on b-f would be really nice,
and as a bonus we save space.

Erik, if you put a version together with all this removed, I can run
an install and verify that things still work.


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