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Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts

Milan Zamazal <mz@pdm.pvt.net> writes:

> >>>>> "FVR" == Filip Van Raemdonck <filipvr@xs4all.be> writes:
>     FVR> It may become a necessity anyway... I tried installing potato
>     FVR> on a 486-dx33 with 8Mb RAM last week (to be used as an
>     FVR> X-Terminal). I couldn't do it in one day. It turned out that
>     FVR> after rebooting, when I was dumped in dselect, the dselect
>     FVR> process grew over 11Mb (ouch!)
> I've got one computer with 8 MB RAM too and dselect is becoming totally
> unusable on it.  I'd like to know how much are people worried about
> this.  I'm currently hacking dselect a little (the first results to come
> soon) and I can consider to add reducing memory usage to my dselect
> to-do list.
> Milan Zamazal

What about "console-apt"? I think its far better to improve that. It
looks better, feels better, works better and is probably smaller and
faster. Maybe you can measure some memory useage for it.

May the Source be with you.

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