Subject: Re: remove default of STRIPFLAG=-s ?
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/11/2004 19:47:39
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)
> (If disk space is a premium, end users can manually strip
> the binaries after installation.)

I kinda don't see why this would be useful. The symbol
table is not very useful for binaries built without -g,
so why waste even the small disk space?

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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