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Re: [PATCH rumpkernel] prune.sh: Remove ~1.1G of currently unused bits.

From: Guy-Fleury Iteriteka
Subject: Re: [PATCH rumpkernel] prune.sh: Remove ~1.1G of currently unused bits.
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2023 07:48:13 +0200

On June 19, 2023 10:00:32 PM GMT+02:00, Janneke Nieuwenhuizen <janneke@gnu.org> 
>The rumpkernel archive is ridiculously large.  It manages to grow so big
>mainly by adopting the evil practice of bundling other packages.  The
>archive contains copies of many GNU utilities, a copy of llvm, and even
>a copy of postfix.
>The archive can most probably be pruned a lot further without
>consequences, but this is a helpful start.  I'm built the Guix
>rumpkernel using this pruned archive and it works fine.  The same list
>of librump* libraries are built and there are no messages in the build
>log that suggest things are missing.
And how about the size of runtime binary?
>Because the patches are so big I'm only sharing the prune.sh script that
>will create some 'prune: ...' commits.


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