linking rsync-2.5.0 to libz.so
mbp at samba.org
Sun Dec 2 16:24:53 EST 2001
On 1 Dec 2001, Phil Howard <phil-rsync at ipal.net> wrote:
> Any other suggestions for reducing the size? It's gone beyond 500K
> already, and I'm trying to get this thing into a floppy rescue system.
Make sure it's dynamically linked to lpopt and getaddrinfo, then strip
it. That makes it just 160k for me on Debian/x86, and 170k with popt
included, which may actually be smaller if you don't have anything
else on there that uses popt. You can try
to optimize for space, but on my machine that makes little difference.
You could also try gzexe, or cramfs.
If you want, you could try adding a --without-zlib configure option to
squish it a bit more -- this could be useful if you're planning to
rely on ssh's compression, at the expensive of breaking
interoperability. You could also produce a cut-down client-only
version that doesn't understand --daemon.
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