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Re: [d-i] busybox-udeb increased size

On Thu Oct 18, 2001 at 09:06:30PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Between this spring and now, busybox-udeb has grown in size by some 52k.
> Since the d-i system is too big to fit on a floppy right now, we badly
> need to trim this back.
> First of all, remove the busybox vi support from busybox-udeb. We
> shouldn't need it on the boot floppy.
> If there is anything else that you can identify that has grown in size,
> or any easy size reduction hacks, please feel free to try to save more
> space. I don't see any additional programs that were turned on at least,
> aside from vi. 
> A few programs I can see that I can't imagine d-i is using right now at
> least (I don't know if turning them off saves anything much though (but
> bear library reduction in mind; it might save pulling in a big symbol
> even if it's tiny in busybox)):
>   halt, loadkmap, mkswap, poweroff, swapoff, swapon, chgrp, chmod, chown,
>   date, dd, gzip (but we need gunzip), more, sleep, vi, zcat

Sure, no problem.  Another thing you might want to try is having me enable
busybox ifconfig and route for networking support, rather then using the netkit
stuff.  This saved a bunch of memory for the boot floppies....


Erik B. Andersen             http://codepoet-consulting.com/
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