On 30.06.2010 15:48, Shoka wrote:
> Hello group,
> I'm trying to build kind of a minimal gentoo setup with X support. All I
> need is
> - X11 and a Window Manager
> - Mozilla Firefox
> - Lighttpd
> I use Gnome at this time.
> du reports the following directories as the biggest directories on my
> /usr/lib 418 MB
> /usr/portage 1200 MB
> /usr/share 550 MB
> /usr/src 560 MB (Kernel Sources)
> The other directories are very small.
> I think, the system is quite heavy in size, isn't it? I really would
> like to be able to shrink it down but not loosing functionality.
> Now I'm looking for tips to reduce disk consumption further. I've
> already cleaned /usr/portage/distfiles.
> I read that removing the whole /usr/portage after setting up the system
> is not a good idea. Is that true?
> May be someone could recommend a better window manager (smaller in size,
> I really appreciate any kind of recommendation to this topic.
> Kind regards,
Thank you all for giving me your thoughts and for sharing your
experience with me. I really appreciate that.
I think I'll give XFCE a try and have a more detailed look in all the
mentioned cleanup commands posted here in this thread.
SquashFS seems to be a good possibility to shrink the portage tree to a
minimum. I take a dive into the docs and possibly give it a try too