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Bug#617299: dpkg-deb: should give a hint when it fails due to filling /tmp

(putting back the CC to the bug, which will probably need to be
reassigned to 'linux')
2012/7/13 Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
> (dropping dpkg maintainers from cc)
> Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
>> 2012/7/13 Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
>>> Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
>>>>                                                      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.
> Are the build scripts responsible for the size of debugging symbols?
> I don't follow.
> Or do you mean that the size of the kernel -dbg packages is
> ridiculous?

I mean that the size of the kernel package produced by 'make deb-pkg'
from the 3.2 vanilla tree, even after disabling debug symbols, is
highly suspicious, compared to the stock Debian kernel with the same


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