LFS-6.5: 5.31. Stripping - extra 10MB of docs could go

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 12:05:51 PDT 2009

James Robertson wrote:
> Kevin Buckley wrote:
>>> This is a old / long standing point that folks bring up now and again. 
>>> Since /tools is very temporary, the book has not historically worried 
>>> about the documentation that gets installed by the temp tools.
>> Indeed!
>> The last time I built an LFS system from scratch (bit tautological that!),
>> I'd found that there was extra stuff in, eg, /tools/share/doc.
>> My old notes, where I highlighted the differences between a vanilla LFS 
>> install and the "My Distro, My Rules" one in an HTML copy I kept lying 
>> around, led me to go looking to see what was where when doing the latest
>> build, whereupon I  "discovered" the /tools/share/{info,man} stuff.
>> Thought I might as well feed such info back into the community.
>> Maybe a note in the book to the effect that
>> "There may be other, uneeded, documentation that the example instructions 
>> here don't remove. Typically, Linux documentation tends to be installed
>> below directories called 'info' and 'man'".
>> would cover all the bases.
> Agree, that would probably be a good idea.  For what it is worth, this is
> what I get on my test machine:
> root [ /mnt/build_dir ]# du -sh tools/{,share}/{info,man} 7.4M
> /tools/info 7.5M     /tools/man 8.7M     /tools/share/info 1.1M
> /tools/share/man
> 24.7M total.
> Would someone be willing to change the command on 
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/development/chapter05/stripping.html
>  to
> rm -rvf /tools/{,share}/{info,man}
> That will cover the two spots that doco may be placed in /tools.  The
> verbiage on the page covers the rest.

Done at revision 9063.
   -- Bruce

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