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Re: stripping by upstream



On Monday 13 August 2007 19:38:35 Russ Allbery wrote:
> Kevin Coyner <kevin@rustybear.com> writes:
> > Such is the case with my packages. Upstream does strip in the
> > Makefile. Aside from editing the Makefile using dpatch, is there
> > anything else that is easily done to correct this? I know this seems
> > straightforward, but I just wanted to ask before I start editing
> > upstream where before it was left untouched.
>
> If upstream does something nice like use a STRIP variable to hold the path
> to strip, you can run:
>
>     make install STRIP=:
>
> in your debian/rules (or make, whichever is appropriate).  You can use
> similar tricks to remove -s from install if upstream puts such things into
> makefile variables.
>
> If they don't, you have to patch the Makefile.
Or patch the configure script in autotools project. For example in kadu 
package configure checks if it was run with "--enable-debug". If not, it 
adds "-s" to $CFLAGS/$CXXFLAGS. This of course results in stripping when g++ 
links kadu binary. So I patched configure.

-- 
Patryk Cisek

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