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kunkie 08-27-2005 08:39 AM

Removing .a libraries in /usr/lib/
 
I am really short of space on my system.

I believe that .a files in /usr/lib are for static compiles (i.e. gcc -static)

Since I will not be doing any compiles on this box (slackware) would it be safe to delete the .a files.

foo_bar_foo 08-28-2005 12:44 AM

yea seems like you could do that

you can also srip out debugging symbols on libs
strip --strip-debug /usr/lib/*

and for executables
strip --strip-unneeded /usr/{,s}bin/*

be carefull with the command you use though --strip-unneeded kills libs !
so you might want to go slow and deliberate rather than in a big swath

and i think don't try to strip kernel modules


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