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Re: prelink on sarge - busted machine

On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 09:52:01AM +0000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Nov 2004, Steve Langasek wrote:

> >Hmm, perhaps you're the first person who's actually tried to use prelink on
> >alpha?

> >Nope, guess not:

> >http://bugs.debian.org/223047
> >http://bugs.debian.org/276013

> >For my part, attempting to run "prelink -a" gives me an immediate 
> >segfault, and this is in a pristine sarge chroot with nothing 
> >significant installed at all.  Since prelink has already been 
> >dropped from sparc recently due to critical breakage, it doesn't 
> >surprise me if the same is true on alpha.

> Drat. Prelink would be nice to help speed up loads on my slow old 
> Miata.

You do know that prelink only affects program startup times and has no
impact on runtime performance, right?

> I'll try prelink the individual libs one by one to see where it 
> starts to break ls/gtar/etc. And btw, does Debian have debug 
> packages? Binaries installed by debian are stripped, is there any way 
> to recover the stripped information? (Eg ala RPM's -debuginfo 
> packages).

Availability subject to individual maintainers' discretion, but almost all
such packages are named -dbg in Debian.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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