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Re: Guix closure size of a system?

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Guix closure size of a system?
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 14:50:39 +0200

Julien Lepiller <address@hidden> writes:

>>Moving the llvm libs to a "lib" output could reduce the closure size of
>>many packages I believe.
> Llvm doesn't support that afaik.

Does not support what?
Arch Linux has a separate llvm-libs package, I suppose we can do
something similar.

> I've recently found that we have a 30MB static library in mozjs (a gdm 
> dependency) that is described as unused by other packages in FS, and they 
> suggest to remove it.
> Another easy win is the 30MB gnome-backgrounds which useless on my system, as 
> I don't use gnome. Not sure why it's in the closure of gdm.
> We could gain 50MB in the closure of many software (but not the system) by 
> placing gnutls guile bindings in their own output (for instance, icecat 
> depends on ffmpeg which depends on gnutls which in turn depends on guile). 
> This might still be useful to reduce the size of separate profiles.
> I'll probably send a some patches in the next few days :)

Fantastic, and thankgs for your insights!

Pierre Neidhardt

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