Bug#617299: dpkg-deb: should give a hint when it fails due to filling /tmp
Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> Actually, this feels like an upstream kernel 3.2 bug: as a test, I
> purposely disabled TMPFS for /tmp just to see if the kernel package
> would finally build as expected. It did, except that the resulting DEB
> is a whopping 488MB in size, compared to 22MB for the stock Debian
> linux-image-3.2.0-3-686-pae built using the exact same .config file.
That's because the Debian packaging strips debugging symbols into a
separate -dbg package.
If you use "scripts/config --disable DEBUG_INFO" (or manually make the
same setting in "make nconfig"), both the build tree and the resulting
deb will be much smaller.
Hope that helps,