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tangent: libraries for boot disks (was libc5)



On Mon, Jul 10, 2000 at 11:35:16PM +0200, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
> FWIW, in our lab we use libc5 for the Linux bootdisk images (libc6
> has a *much* larger footprint), so altgcc is a must. We'd be fine with
> the libc5 moved from main to some more esoteric location, tough.
> 

have you seen the script used for the Debian (and Stormix) boot disks
to shrink libraries?  It looks at the programs you want to put on the
boot disk, and then takes the unnecessary symbols out of the library.

http://cvs.debian.org/~checkout~/boot-floppies/scripts/rootdisk/mklibs.sh?rev=1.7

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