kernel man-pages size TBD

Rainer Peter Feller rainer at
Wed Jan 15 01:08:55 PST 2003

On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> On January 11, 2003 09:30 am, Adam Trilling wrote:
> > The Estimated Required Disk Space for the Linux-2.4.20 man pages is TBD in
> > the latest CVS of the book.  The size is 170.4 MB:
> >
> > root:/usr/src/linux-2.4.20=>du -sh /usr/share/man/man9
> > 1.4M    /usr/share/man/man9
> > root:/usr/src/linux-2.4.20=>du -sh .
> > 169M    .

what about linking them?

> > I probably will end up writing 1.4 MB down instead of 170.4 MB. It is assumed
> that when the Linux kernel is unpacked when installing the headers it's left
> in place.
> Well ok it's not really assumed. But there is a small note on the kernel
> header installation page that it's perfectly allright to not remove the
> /usr/src/linux directory after you're done with it. Whether or not people do
> this is up to them. So I'll see which figure I'll use.
> Or we can go with a better way of showing disk space usage: split up the
> required temporary space and the actual permanently used storage space.
> Splitting this up might help people decide where to build a package like
> Glibc. The end product doesn't need 369 MB installed but right now nobody

just about 50MB for glibc-2.3.1

> really knows how much is actually needed. It's a guess work, hoping it'll all
> still fit.
> Just an idea.

CUH Rainer Peter Feller

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