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Re: IDEA: Shortening boot-time



Matthew Miller wrote:

On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 03:26:27AM +0200, David Nielsen wrote:


Size : 21682516

Bah harddrives are cheap.. unless you are running some kind of odd flash
based embedded system or another kind of limited setup depending on
python in this manner shouldn't be a problem, and if you do, I highly
doubt you would be running a vanilla Fedora Core.



Double bah to that. :)


Just because HDs are cheap isn't a good reason to dump another 20MB on the
root filesystem.

Can't the package be split? All 20MB can't be all[1] for the core interpreter. Just move the parts needed, and don't parse html or whatever wasn't taken from /usr in your init scripts.

But why does everything have to be python in fedora/RH? If you're going to change the init system, shouldn't it be something that can become a standard across the different distributions? There's already a prior implementation in ruby if you're going to go with a non-shell based init system.

Count one negative vote for all non-shell based init proposals.

[1]
rpm -ql python|xargs du -sk|sort -n:

896     /usr/bin/python
912     /usr/lib/python2.3/xml
1260    /usr/lib/python2.3/email
1476    /usr/lib/python2.3/encodings
1772    /usr/lib/python2.3/lib-dynload/japanese
1788    /usr/lib/python2.3/distutils
2272    /usr/lib/python2.3/idlelib
3460    /usr/lib/python2.3/lib-dynload
44168   /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages
67744   /usr/lib/python2.3



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