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Re: Bug#265620: diverts dh_strip with version that is not up-to-date, and is in violation of my copyright

> On Monday 16 August 2004 22:02, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > - - situation that is (was?) there for ages is that
> > toolchain/debhelper maintainers ask embedded developers to use
> > binutils-multiarch, and embedded developers don't like this idea for
> > different reasons.
> Can you explain what are these different reasons? Disk space is a lousy
> excuse with current hard drive pricing, and since the whole point of
> dpkg-cross is to avoid compiling in the target, target resources
> shouldn't be a problem either.
> If binutils-multiarch is missing some needed arch, It would seem more
> usefull to everyone add the support to -multiarch rather that to
> everyone to have to compile their own binutils..

I think people may answer for themselves.

I may mention following:

- binutils-multiarch don't contain cross-assemblers, so cross-binutils are 
needed anyway. Cross-binutils provide cross-strip; why not using it?

- although disk space is no longer a problem, internet traffic cost still 
is. I don't want to download a huge package and updates that provide no 
additional functionality for me.

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