[Freedombox-discuss] Is there a list of executables that are on the DP, part of what's shipped?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sat Jun 1 09:59:36 UTC 2013

Quoting John Gilmore (2013-05-31 20:07:16)
> >       ... there is a substantial amount of space used by the .gz 
> > files under one of the man directories, I jumped to the conclusion 
> > that something was there to use them.
> >
> > Hence my question about what was the list of binaries (I used 
> > another term) that will be shipped with the FB?  I erroneously 
> > assumed that somewhere a list of software that we would assume to be 
> > on the end product.
> The reason that the compressed man pages are there is that each 
> installed Debian package includes its man pages (since they are small 
> and often useful, and putting them in separate packages would 
> complicate the ongoing maintenance of each package).
> The reason that the "man" command itself wasn't there is that nobody 
> had asked for it yet.  I'm sure it can be added to future builds. 
> (But, I note that adding it also drags in the Groff text-processing 
> package and the miscellaneous bsdmainutils package, which use another 
> megabyte of space in the image.)

An alternative to adding a man reader is to strip manpages and other 
pieces irrelevant for a system not intended for CLI usage, e.g. using 

 - Jonas

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