New Programs for Hardy?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Dec 10 13:04:12 GMT 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 03:40:05AM +0000, Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> Other ways to save space is to compress png images using png
> optimizers like pngcrush.
> Using python one-liners, there are 10255 totalling 80239148 bytes or
> 76M in gutsy livecd.

We have indeed spent some time doing exactly this in the past, but it
would be worth another run.

> Also, finddup (in perforate package) found 2549 duplicate files. and
> binstats found 162 unused libraries in gutsy livecd.

Similarly; we (mainly Matthias Klose) spent a significant amount of
effort cleaning this up near the end of the 7.10 cycle, and more work
has been done in Hardy.

> Interesting is /usr/bin/perl5.8.8 and /usr/bin/perl are duplicates
> occupying 1M each,

They are hardlinks, not duplicates (see 'ls -il'), and consume
essentially no extra space.

> and if we look at /usr/bin/docs, bunch of .tar.gz files are
> duplicates.

I can only assume you mean /usr/share/doc here, but the default
installation ships no .tar.gz files here, so I don't know what you're
referring to.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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