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Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 12:45:40 -0500
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: ncurses* subdirectories in /bin?
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In-Reply-To: <3AB0F295.63D1A6F5@ece.gatech.edu>; from cwilson@ece.gatech.edu on Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 11:49:25AM -0500

On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 11:49:25AM -0500, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
>/usr/bin/ncurses-stat/ 
>  contains statically linked versions of the main ncurses utilities
>  (dynamically linked versions are in /usr/bin)
>
>/usr/bin/ncurses-test-dll/
>  contains dynamically linked versions of the various ncurses test
>utilities and demos
>
>/usr/bin/ncurses-test-stat/
>  contains statically linked versions of the various ncurses test
>utilities and demos
>
>These were an artifact of the -test builds for this complicated
>package.  However, once ncurses became 'stable' (hah!) I never
>re-released a package that did NOT contain them.  It's probably a good
>idea to eliminate at least some of these; together, the three
>directories contain 1.4M compressed, but the whole ncurses tarball is
>only 2.4M compressed.
>
>/usr/bin/ncurses-test-dll/ is only 100k compressed.  So, by eliminating
>all the statically linked executables, we can cut the ncurses binary
>tarball in half.  Thoughts?

I'm in favor of anything that cuts down the size of the tar balls and,
maybe more importantly, the amount of space used on your hard disk.

cgf

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