Bug#617299: dpkg-deb: should give a hint when it fails due to filling /tmp
On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:02:57PM +0300, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> (putting back the CC to the bug, which will probably need to be
> reassigned to 'linux')
> 2012/7/13 Jonathan Nieder <email@example.com>:
> > (dropping dpkg maintainers from cc)
> > Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> >> 2012/7/13 Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> >>> 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
Did you actually rebuild with CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO off, or did you
only re-run 'make deb-pkg'?
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