More LiveCD space optimizations
martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Fri Nov 5 20:20:36 UTC 2010
Matthias Klose [2010-10-08 11:54 +0200]:
> - Packages which should not be on the CD. Some things should not be
> on the CD at all. Looking at the current live CD log, a typical
> candidate for this would be tcl8.4. Why is it there, and how can
> it be avoided?
One thing that currently needs it is usb-modeswitch. I'd love the
usb-modeswitch-dispatcher thing to be rewritten in C, Vala, or another
compiled language. Not only is it holding tcl in the default install,
but it also dramatically slows down boot.
> - Localized help images. You cannot just remove the images from an
> application's help, but in the past we did ship all these localized
> help images on the CD. CC'ing Martin, don't know the current status.
> However it looks like there are some xml files which maybe should
> be part of the language packs.
Since Lucid (or so) we strip those out of the app packages and ship
them in the language packs. That already saved us a lot of space.
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