Termux (excessive size, can be reduced)

This is a really nice application but eats around 116 MiB on my phone.
Taking a look to the APK I see the problem is that the APK is compiled for the 4 platforms:

  • ARM 32 bits
  • ARM 64 bits
  • x86 32 bits
  • x86 64 bits

The APK is around 64 MiB, 16 MiB for each platform.
Is it possible to make 4 separated APKs?

After installing only one binary is installed, but a copy of the APK is kept.
To make things worst the binary lib extracts all the tools, in the end you get:

  • 64 MiB of the APK
  • 16 MiB for the installed lib: /data/app/com.termux-1/lib/arm/libtermux-bootstrap.so
  • 36 MiB for the uncompressed files in: /data/data/com.termux/files/usr/

Reducing the APK to 16 MiB the size complete size goes down to 68 MiB (IMHO too much, but much better than 116 MiB)

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Yes. But this will break the autoupdating mechanism. IMO 48 MB of storage are not worth the manual work and delays.

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FWIW, the issue trackig this is here: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidserver/-/issues/82

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Thanks for the link!

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You realise that anything you install in Termux will eat more than those 60Mb, right? :slight_smile:

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Why? some packages are way smaller, of course others are huge (Python > 200 MB).
The point is that if Iā€™m wasting 48 MiB it could prevent the installation of something.
My phone has 4 MiB of internal flash and a 4 MiB sdcard.
/data is just 2.1 GiB, wasting 48 MiB is too much.

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