Re: linux.html is a waste of space

From: Clive Wright (
Date: Tue Dec 28 1999 - 21:48:00 CET

Michele Andreoli wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 27, 1999 at 09:26:53PM +0000, Clive Wright nicely wrote:
> > How's that for a Headline??
> > I did not really want to be a journalist anyway.
> > Seriously though "/home/httpd/linux.html (2258 bytes)" is taking up far
> > too much space on the base floppy; space that could be used for better
> > things (rewritten setup/fun tree perhaps, for all those who feel
> > strongly about fractured english). Especially as in mu5r7 it was only
> > 1379 bytes.
> Don't worry about .html file in muLinux, Clive: this files are
> all compress together and txt files compress very well.
> Believe me, also if I'll remove totally linux.html, the difference
> in size can't be appreciated. muLinux use single big compressed
> archive, not single compressed package. This allow high performance
> in compression.
> I noticed the "Documentation" section is duplicated: no problem;
> also 10-plicated bzip2 does a good work on it!
> > So arm yourself with "vi" and "cd" over to /home/httpd/ or even better
> > /tmp/tree/home/httpd for those who have unpacked the base files in the
> > /tmp folder then:
> >
> > vi linux.html
> > /suse
> > 41dd
> > :wq
> What means that exactly? You are a SuSe fan?
SuSe fan? Not really, on the plus side it does use kernel 2.2.x
but bloated with KDE it runs too slowly on my box.
It does have one thing in common with Mu that is, it contains a mixture
of two languages.
But rm -Rf SuSe. The only reason I mentioned it was as a unique search
token in the corrupted linux.html.

        <li><a href="">


should be:

        <li><a href="">

and file should be 99 lines in length not 140.

Ok I agree when bzipped it probably will not save that much space.
> >
> > And there you have it a new leaner linux.html (minus all the duplicated
> > links) weighing in at 1575 bytes. If only slimming was that easy.
> >
> > Oh and just in case all you stable version (6r4) users think that this
> > does not apply to you. I suggest you take a look. {:^(
> >
> We have now a new metastable release: the 7r6.

We now includes me: I unpacked it (./mu -u) to edit linux.html and noted
gzip's output to stderr:
"gzip: /home/clive/mu7r6/tmp/ROOT.gz: decompression OK, trailing garbage
What has happened Michele?
Filesize 1840438; downloaded Dec 28 20:22 from:


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