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From: drobbins@g.o
Subject: Re: odds and ends
Date: Wed Jan 24 16:44:04 2001
On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 12:10:38AM +0100, Achim Gottinger wrote:

> Hmm, maybe we should introduce a new USE flag to trigger build of packages with only
> the really neccesary stuff.

I think an easier way would be to create a "sys-strip" script which would do things like:

rm -rf /usr/doc
rm -rf /usr/info, 
etc.

I don't think many people will need this functionality, and I'd rather not
complicate our existing ebuilds just to allow the creation of a 100Mb Gentoo
Linux system.  I just bought a 45Gb IBM hard drive for about $130 about a month
ago... and there are plenty of used 2-6Gb drives that people are willing to
give away these days.

I think reducing the footprint of Gentoo Linux *may* become a priority if we
can link some things to a minimal libc, reducing the executable footprint and
allowing more code to reside in the CPU cache.  This is a performance issue
rather than a pure storage issue, however.  I'd be supportive of a special USE
variable to enable a tiny libc. :)

Best Regards,

-- 
Daniel Robbins					<drobbins@g.o>
President/CEO					http://www.gentoo.org 
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.			

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