RE: unstripped stuff in /usr/lib
I second that. Please do not put symbols in normal packages. I take it
there are more people like me who have problems fitting all the packages
they like to have on the disk. And symbols eat so much disk space.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fabrizio Polacco [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, December 15, 1997 12:17 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: unstripped stuff in /usr/lib
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > We could let the -dev versions of packages have diversions of the
> > libraries to unstripped versions, and have the runtime versions have
> > stripped versions.
> Since most of the times -dev packages are needed to compile only
> (headers and the symlink from lib.so), I think it'd be better to put
> unstripped libraries on a separate -dbg package (as lib_d.a). Those
> are easily 10 times the size.
> Usually we have:
> runtime pkg: shared lib stripped with --strip-unneeded
> develop pkg: static lib stripped with --strip-debug
> debug pkg: static lib unstripped
> I'm not sure on what to do for shared unstripped libs (are they
> supported by gdb, now?)
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