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Re: Debian 10 bloats like a balloon (was: Control Debian image size)

On 2019-05-22 11:39, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> You can save some by avoiding network-manager.

Probably a good idea, but not so good for that specific system.
It uses a lot of NM (and MM) functionality. Too bad, that they
more than tripled in size.

I'll check, whether I can build NM and MM with some options to
decrease size and dependency tree.

Btw, MM is not as convenient to compile as before. In squeeze,
MM was cross-buildable easily. Now it makes use of GIR stuff,
which breaks cross-compilation. (One can remove it from the
Debian build, so MM is still cross-buildable, but not as easy as
before.) Note to myself: Avoid everything that uses GIR.

> Check if you use _both_ python2 and python3, and consider avoiding the 
> parts pulling in one of them.

No, we moved from Python 2 to Python 3, see my table. The
Python 3 binary alone is *much* larger than the Python 2 binary.

> I'd be happy to try analyze more closely, and perhaps codify as a boxer 
> profile, if your system setup is not a secret.

Unfortunately, some parts of it are completely non-free :-(
But I'm allowed to talk about it, there's no gag order.

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