Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:03:45 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Customizing Owl to fit in a small sized USB Stick or CF Hi Zenny, On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 08:43:41PM +0000, Zenny wrote: > I would like to know if there are scripts to cutomize/minimize the Owl > to fit into a small sized USB stick or CF (something like voyage > linux) without any overheads of the extra libraries? I am not aware of existing scripts to do that, yet it is fairly easily done by editing installorder.conf or/and by removing some packages after install. A good start is setting the SKIP_EXTRA=yes environment variable for your "make installworld" run. This will skip packages prefixed with "E:" in installorder.conf (there are currently only a few of those, though). Then you may "rpm -e" all packages with "-devel" in their names, or you may have removed them from installorder.conf. All "-doc" packages are marked "E:", so if you did the SKIP_EXTRA=yes thing, then you don't need to remove them manually, but if you did not, you may. Now, without "-devel" a few other packages no longer make sense - most notably, you may want to remove gcc and likely its prerequisites (see the installorder.conf line with gcc on it), kernel-headers, and maybe also things like bison, flex, make. Maybe we should add support for a SKIP_DEVEL setting to make this easier, although the development vs. not split is not exact (it varies by person and intended use for the system - e.g., is m4 a development tool only or also a sysadmin tool?) Oh, and we're already using both "D:" and "d:" (for different other things), so I'm not sure what the new single-letter prefix corresponding to SKIP_DEVEL should be (maybe "V"). ;-) > Besides, is there a brief description of rebuilding kernel? The one > that is found in the wiki seems to have been not updated for a long > time. Thanks! Yet the description on the wiki is up to date, except only for the ever-changing version numbers. http://openwall.info/wiki/Owl/kernel-build Alexander
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