UPX source compression?
Posted 07 July 2004 - 03:40 AM
Posted 07 July 2004 - 04:42 AM
I hope you had a good time.
Well...i didn't thought to compress the cabs, i thought to compress the files with upx before cabbing them, so that when windows gets installed and they etract the cabs installation shoulb be smaller.
But if you say that it can cause trouble then i'll delay it as long as possible...i have more important issues to fix right now.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:45 AM
I misunderstood you about the cabs...lol...i see now what youre talkin about...if I were you I would postpone indefinitely, unless there is someone here who doesnt mind doing this...what I would do is to compress everything that someone thinks can be and make a cd from that (iso actually)...then boot it in a vm and test...I would not do every file as Im pretty sure it wont work, but do things like calc mspaint and stuff and test that out, in fact follow this: if you see an icon that looks like the program (look at calc, notepad, wordpad to see what i mean) then compress those...there were things that people said could be compressed and it just have the executable icon (white box with blue bar at top) and I wouldnt try those yet...but that gives a starting point. nuhi what you need to think of is how to implement upx packing...im sure it wont be hard, but youll have to add to your code simply for the fact that say someone removes calc (staying with my example) and you have upx to compress a default list, itll error out, itll prolly continue but you know how some people are about getting errors when they do something.
Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:45 PM
I did a lot of messing about with UPX to find its pointless, for instance, the biggest DLL file "shell32.dll" if you UPX that and a few of the other biggest files (something like only the biggest 30 files take up 80%+ of system32) then you have trouble right clicking the desktop or trying to open a folder they don't open, explorer constantly crashes even though I didn't compress explorer with UPX, don't bother with UPX man, I must have wasted literally four days to find its just pointless. Even if you think your system is stable you could run into problems down the road when a DLL file is accessed.
This post has been edited by LeveL: 24 June 2007 - 07:47 PM