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Re: Reducing the size of the root disk with the help of bz2

On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 03:57:00PM +0100, Christian Leber wrote:

> igor1:/home/ijuz/new/boot-floppies# ls -l rootbf2.4.bin 
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1432140 Mar  5 14:56 rootbf2.4.bin

Ok, this makes no seens without numbers to compare:

CVS from a few minutes ago without ths use of bzip2 (i386):
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1443595 Mar  5 23:36 rootbf2.4.bin
with the usage of bzip2:
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1361039 Mar  5 23:27 rootbf2.4.bin
(for i386, but should be similar on other arches)

BTW: with UPX from CVS it is possible to save around 70 kb on the rescue
disk, but I think this will only work for i386.

Christian Leber

  "Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur,
   nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est."       (Aurelius Augustinus)
  Translation: <http://gnuhh.org/work/fsf-europe/augustinus.html>

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