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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,
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. :)
Daniel Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.