> Hi, I would like to know how I can reduce de size of the Ruby distribution.
> This is because I want to make a aplication that run from a USB memory and =
> I
> don't want to drag all the ruby distrubution. I'm asking if there are some
> files in the Ruby distribution that I can erase and keeping the basic
> function of ruby.

I don't know how small your USB stick is, but mine holds ruby about 64
times. 

Dependencies can make it grow quite a bit (tcl/tk, readline, etcetera).
Perhaps it is more useful to state I have plenty of space left on my 32
MB of flash memory in my iPAQ. 16 MB is taken by the basic image, so
Ruby and dependencies are small enough. Yes, it is a compressed file
system, but I can run that on a USB stick as well.

$ pwd
/home/kero/iPAQ/Ruby/ruby-1.8.3/ipkg
$ wc *ipk
    146     662   30170 irb1.8_1.8.3-1_arm.ipk
     56     340   16214 ruby1.8-curses_1.8.3-1_arm.ipk
   1319    8058  465568 ruby1.8-dev_1.8.3-1_arm.ipk
     28     161    5960 ruby1.8-doc_1.8.3-1_arm.ipk
     33     152    7468 ruby1.8-readline_1.8.3-1_arm.ipk
    827    4831  223992 ruby1.8-tk-dump_1.8.3-1_arm.ipk
   4477   25930 1331604 ruby1.8_1.8.3-1_arm.ipk
      8      30     650 ruby_1.8.3-1_arm.ipk
   6894   40164 2081626 total
				      

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