basic philosophy (not a flame, just curious)

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at
Thu Sep 7 09:43:36 PDT 2000


On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 10:16:17AM -0700, John Arrowwood wrote:
> I don't know about Debian, but with RedHat, there are some packages that you
> just don't have a choice of.  I tried doing a truely MINIMAL install of
> RedHat 6.2, and it was almost 200 meg, thanks to all the unwanted packages.
> I suspect that LFS will be MUCH smaller, though I've allowed myself to get
> distracted by details and therefore haven't actually FINISHED an install yet
> in order to find out.

Just wanted to throw in... a comple LFS system after you strip all the binaries (take away debugging info) is less then 200MB and under 50MB when compressed.

And that's a complete devel suite (well... C/C++/GNU tools and Perl, blabhablh)

You take away most of that and you can strip her even more, id like to see that actually, as i've seen 60MB Debian installs.....

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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