Re: Reducing installed package size
I think this is a great idea!
I'm sorry, I've been kind of away from linux embedded stuffs for the
past 2 years, but I'm still subscribing this ML and keeping an eye on it.
I'm not very up-to-date with the current state of the emdebian project,
but I hope to have some more free time in a couple of months to dedicate
myself again to this.
About the purge packages... From my experience 2 years ago, another
thing I found useful to remove were the X driver modules you're not
using (in case you need X server in your installation). So I think that
a X drivers purge (or similar) would be great too. This might be more
tricky since you got to remove all modules _except_ the one your using
(and maybe the vesa should stay too for compatibility issues). But it
shouldn't be too hard to figure that out.
Philippe De Swert wrote:
> Hi all,
> Recently playing with the localepurge package the following came up:
> Would it be a good idea to create similar packages that purge documentation,
> man pages, changelogs etc...?
> This would basically mean we have a simple system to remove all of this after
> install which gives us greater flexibility and removes the need to adapt the
> Debian build system. Also it allows for re-use in normal Debian or maybe
> Slind. It will definitely make it handier for people to have and maintain
> small Debian installations. Not having to remove all the unnecessary bloat by
> hand each time after an upgrade.
> The proposal consists of two packages:
> * doc purge : removes stuff from /usr/share/doc
> * man purge : removes stuff /usr/share/man (localepurge already removes
> localized ones, but it might be interesting to remove everything)
> Any comments or ideas on this?