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Re: [Xpert] stripping X server modules on Alpha makes them unusable

On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, Branden Robinson wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 02:27:22AM -0500, Christopher C. Chimelis wrote:
> > Oh, while I'm on the subject, I really need that patch to the rules script
> > incorporated for now.  For some reason, whenever the modules in
> > xserver-xfree86 are stripped on Alpha, it renders them unusable.  The
> > patch should allow strip to do it's job for all packages on every arch but
> > Alpha, so it's safe (this has been tested with every revision thusfar, so
> > it's still needed).
> Sorry, I didn't know that.  I was just trying to protect myself from the
> Policy Nazis.
> I think the authors of the ELF loader for XFree86 would be very interested
> to know about this bug.

I seemed to miss the patch mentioned, but my guess would be that it involves
wether or not to pass -s to install?

The modules that get loaded can't get completely stripped, or they loose the
symbol & relocation information which is required for loading. It is probably
OK to strip out some other stuff like debugging info.

I just peeked at the config file, and I don't see where -s is getting set. Is
this a patch to another patch? Has the default behavior of install changed?
Should I just wait for the coffee to kick in and then all this will make sense?


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