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Re: Debug packages cluttering the archive

On Sat, Feb 05, 2005 at 10:33:53PM -0700, Joel Aelwyn wrote:
> It was brought up on IRC, a couple of weeks ago (my apologies, but I don't
> recall who brought it up, nor do I have a log) that it is now possible
> to strip debugging information from a binary or library, and keep the
> debugging information in a separate file. When invoking GDB (I don't know

Wow.  I've wanted this for a while, and VC has done it for years (at least
since 1998)--it's a little disappointing that this has apparently been
around for a couple years and still isn't mainline (/usr/bin/strip shows
no sign of the -f option mentioned in the info page found from your
google search).  I had no idea it was even implemented, though.

(Aha: the strip tool mentioned is in elfutils, which is non-free.  Blah.)

Glenn Maynard

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