On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 02:21:57PM -0700, Joe Schmoe wrote:
> Hi,
> I just loaded XFree86-4 from the ports tree on my
> laptop, running 5.2.1-RELEASE.
> It took about 2.5 gigs of space to compile and add it
> all.
> Let's say I have a small hard drive in an old laptop,
> and let's also assume that I am just loading X to just
> have a simple GUI to run opera and terminal windows
> on, and don't need a big fancy X server or whatever
> ...
> What are some options I can add to the standard `make
> install` command for that port to significantly reduce
> the size of X ?
> Any general comments on making a smaller/faster/more
> efficient X for an old laptop are greatly appreciated.

You are better off installing X with precompiled packages instead. You
then don't lose any space to the temp compile files.


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