Making a small GHC installation
rrnewton at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 23:44:09 CEST 2011
Also, I find UPX essential in this kind of situation. It can make
self-decompressing executables without a noticable slowdown (in fact, a
speedup on network drives!).
Typically I see something like this:
ghc: *54.6 MB*
after 'strip': *33.1 MB*
after UPX: *6.2* * MB*
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Joachim Breitner
<mail at joachim-breitner.de>wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 11.10.2011, 11:02 -0700 schrieb Iavor Diatchki:
> > The context is that I need to make a demo VM, which has a limited
> > amount of space, and I'd like to have GHC installed on the system but
> > the default GHC installation (~700MB) does not fit. The installation
> > does not need to be complete---I don't need documentation, or
> > profiling, or Template Haskell---and I only need to install a fairly
> > limited set of libraries, just enough to build my project. I'd be
> > happy to build a custom version of GHC, if that's the easiest way to
> > achieve the goal.
> > So, if you have experience doing something similar, or you know of
> > what might be the best way to approach the problem, advice would be
> > most welcome!
> The debian ghc package comes without profiling (in ghc-prof) and
> documentation (ghc-doc). I’d be happy to hear that someone actually
> profits from that split :-) Installed size is about 250MB. So also in
> terms of efforts it might be easiest to bootstrap a minimal Debian and
> install ghc on it.
> PS: I’m a Debian Developer, so of course my advice is biased :-)
> Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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