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Re: Bug#40467: glibc and --strip-unneeded

On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, Erik Andersen wrote:

> I was wondering if the issues regarding running --strip-unneeded
> have been resolved?  It makes a difference of 128k.  As I am working
> on embedded systems, reclaiming that 128k would be very helpful.
> Could you explain to me what is wrong with --strip-unneeded for
> GNU libc?

strip does, in fact, have a bug (see binutils in the BTS).  I've been
waiting for a new version to come from upstream since it's quite complex
to diagnose and fix.  I am now packaging up a new version of binutils for
experimental.  If you'd like to try it, look for binutils- to
hit experimental (should be a few days...I'm resolving some packaging
problems while upgrading to a new standards version now) and give it a


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