Subject: Re: remove default of STRIPFLAG=-s ?
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/11/2004 08:14:39
On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Luke Mewburn wrote:

> I've been considering for a while that we should remove the
> default build setting of STRIPFLAG=-s (which causes programs to
> be stripped (with strip(1)) as they're installed (by install(8))
> This change would provide far more useful debugging information
> at the expense of slightly more disk space.  Here's a comparison
> of a stripped versus unstripped full "distribution + x11" build:
> 	291564  destdir.i386
> 	281409  destdir.i386.stripped
> (These figures are in KB)

I bet the difference will be a lot greater if the build is with "-g".
Maybe just warn folks to add STRIPFLAGS=-s when using COPTS=-g?