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Re: Policy for stripping binaries

On Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 04:44:24PM -0400, Bob Hilliard wrote:
>      gcc apparently creates sections `.note' and `.comment' when compiling
> binaries.  Running either `strip' or the -s option to install does not
> remove these redundant sections.  Lintian issues a warning
> `binary-has-unneeded-section' when it detects these sections in a
> binary. 
>      I don't think lintian should warn about things that are permitted
> by policy.  I propose that policy add a recommendation to use `strip
> --remove-section=.comment --remove-section=.note' on binaries.

You will note that dh_strip does this by default. 


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