[SM-Discuss] Smallest Source Mage
cerise at littlegreenmen.armory.com
Sun Jul 28 23:16:12 EDT 2002
Jon Svendsen said:
> On Sun, 2002-07-28 at 02:50, Eric Womack wrote:
> First of all, just to get it out of the way, what you are trying to do
> CANNOT be done. NO WAY. While it is possible to run a linux system on
> the hardware, you describe, a from-source deployment of bleeding edge
> stuff like the 2.4 kernel and glibc 2.2 just WILL NOT happen.
You have a needlessly low opinion of pre-pentium x86s.
> That aside, I cooked up some patches that allows you to select i486
> optimizations in sorcery. These will let you compile stuff that will
> actually excute on the box. That's going to be the least of your
> problems though. The biggest of your problems is going to be that you
> simply do not have enough space (ram+disk combined), to pull this off at
> all. So shave wherever you can. strip everything. rm -rf all
> manpages/docs/<insert useless cruft here>. gcc3 is the guy who KILLED
> your SISTER. Stay away from him like he was the devil himself, cause he
> is. Also generally, if it's C++, you can't have it. feel free to build
> gcc without C++ support just to make sure. (saves you space and build
> time too)
There should be one for 386 too. Not for any good reason, but just
because one might as well.
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