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Re: How to shrink the lorax install image ?



Yeah, sorting by size is a good idea, here's the list sorted by size, biggest first

http://mgracik.fedorapeople.org/install_image_diff_by_size.txt

About the qt, you're right, yum installs a lot of dependency stuff, which is not needed,
removing these dependencies can make the install tree smaller too.

--

  Martin Gracik

----- "Hans de Goede" <hdegoede redhat com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> It would help if you could make a list of files sorted
> by size, as it makes sense to only remove the biggest files,
> and let a few small ones be.
> 
> Also why is qt getting included into the images, removing that
> alone (the entire rpm) would be a big gain.
> 
> As this is F-14 material we should not be afraid to submit spec
> file patches to break out deps, so that we don't need to
> remove files in the first place.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Hans
> 
> 
> On 05/21/2010 03:07 PM, Martin Gracik wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > as some of you may know, the main goal of lorax was to get rid of
> keepfiles.
> > While in buildinstall we have a list of files we want to have in the
> install.img,
> > in lorax we would like to have a list of things to remove, from the
> install tree,
> > and put everything that is left to the install.img.
> >
> > There's one problem with this. The install image from lorax has more
> than 400MB
> > right now, the one from buildinstall has only 150MB.
> >
> > So I created a list of files that are in the lorax install.img, and
> not in the
> > buildinstall install image. There are 26000 files which we could
> remove,
> > but obviously I don't want to just use that diff in lorax and remove
> everything,
> > because that would be unmaintainable.
> >
> > You can download the list here
> http://mgracik.fedorapeople.org/install_image_diff.txt
> >
> > So I would like to have a discussion with you guys, if we can come
> up with some ideas,
> > what can we get rid of from the list with some kind of algorithms,
> globs etc.
> > It would be nice if we could find some "relations" between some of
> the files, and
> > remove all of them at once, not one file at a time.
> >
> > I appreciate any kind of help. :)
> > Thanks.
> >
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> >
> >    Martin Gracik
> >
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