| I have just built octave-2.0.13 on mips-sgi-irix6.2. I was somewhat
| surprised at the size of the compressed
| binary distribution so I had a look at the size of the individual files.
| Each of the .oct files is around 1 Mb, while they .o files they are
| generated from are much smaller.
| * Is this normal?
| * What is typical for other platforms?
I would expect that each .oct file would be a few hundred kilobytes.
That's what I see on a DEC Alpha running Digital Unix. They are
somewhat smaller on my Linux system. In neither case are the .oct
files stripped, and they were both built with -g. I assume they would
be smaller if built without -g or if stripped, but I'm not sure
stripping shared libraries will work on all systems.
| I suspect egcs-1.0.2 is statically linking some libraries that could be
| shared but I haven't
| had time to look further yet.
When you built egcs, did you use --enable-shared as an argument to