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Date:      Tue, 02 Jul 2002 21:10:22 -0700
From:      Darren Pilgrim <>
To:        Eugene Grosbein <>
Cc:        Manuel Kasper <>, freebsd-small@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Guide to reducing FreeBSD (a.k.a miniBSD :)
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000201c22194$171e66e0$8c7da8c0@CNMKA> <>

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Eugene Grosbein wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 08:45:39AM +0200, Manuel Kasper wrote:
> > I've just finished my guide on how to strip FreeBSD of "unnecessary"
> > things without going as minimalistic as e.g. PicoBSD. I wanted something
> > in between a FreeBSD "minimal" install (which still takes up about 80
> > MB) and PicoBSD. If you're interested, it's available on
> >
> >
> Great work!
> Btw, you can save some space of /bin and /sbin - commands residing here
> are built static by defaut. That's unnesessary and you can get
> shared binaries using echo 'NOSHARED=yes' >>/etc/make.conf and rebuilding.

As long as you realize that if a /bin or /sbin program can't run due
to missing/corrupt libraries that you may or may not be able to even 
boot single-user.  At the very least, /bin/sh, /sbin/mount, /sbin/init,
and /sbin/fsck should be static builds.

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