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Bug#2963: tin is statically linked

On Mon, 13 May 1996, Kenny Wickstrom wrote:

> > after recompilation without -g, binary size shrinks down to:
> >
> > -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       252217 May 11 01:06 /usr/bin/tin
>                                                    ^^^^^
>                      (I work almost the same hours as you.:-))

work?  is that what you call it?   I thought it was play :-).

> Here is my line:
> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       554273 May 13 00:29 /usr/bin/tin

That's a big size difference.

I didn't do anything else to the Makefile, just commented out the -g.

I might have also changed the DEBUG= line.  Can't remember.  Anyway,
check out the DEBUG= lines above the COPTS line.  Mine just have

    DEBUG   = #-g -DDEBUG

i.e. DEBUG is defined but empty.  Hmmm.  Actually, they should really be
commented out altogether, like:

#    DEBUG   = #-g -DDEBUG

otherwise DEBUG will actually be defined (same effect as -DDEBUG)

I just commented those lines out and recompiled, with the same result.

here's some more info on my binary.

$ ls -l tin
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       252217 May 13 16:03 tin

$ file tin
tin: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1, stripped

$ ldd tin
    libncurses.so.3.0 => /lib/libncurses.so.3.0
    libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5.2.18

> I am using gcc 2.7.2-5 and libc5 5.2.18-1.  If you have any ideas on how
> I can make it better, I'd be happy to hear them.

I'm using:

ii  binutils        2.6-2          The GNU assembler and binary utilities (ELF
ii  gcc             2.7.2-8        The GNU C compiler (ELF version).
ii  libc5           5.2.18-6       The Linux C library version 5 (run-time libr
ii  libc5-dev       5.2.18-6       The Linux C library version 5 (development f

Maybe it's the new libc5-dev?  Or maybe my ld in binutils is newer and
better than yours?

Try upgrading your development stuff (at least libc5-dev, gcc, and
binutils...preferably all the dev tools and libraries) to the latest


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