Bug#617299: dpkg-deb: should give a hint when it fails due to filling /tmp
2012/7/13 Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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.
I'm already aware of the effects of stripping binaries. However, you
gotta admit that 488MB compared to 22MB is just ridiculous; something
is definitely broken in those 3.2 build scripts.