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Re: Octave is enormous

From: Stefan van der Walt
Subject: Re: Octave is enormous
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 00:49:26 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 04:53:26PM +0000, Otto Maddox wrote:
> I have mostly managed to get octave-2.1.72 compiled and installed as
> per my description in
> (Thankfully the Octave mailing lists are regenerated so frequently
> that I can refer to it so quickly. :-)
> The executable octave-2.1.72 is 222952484 bytes.  That's over 220 MB.
> The whole installation is over 440 MB.  The FAQ says it should be
> around 65 MB.
> Is this normal?  How do I configure and rebuild octave to make it
> smaller?

Are your binaries stripped?  In other words, if you run



strip octave

do their sizes change?


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