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Re: Policy for stripping binaries

Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> writes:

> 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. 
> install -s _does_ remove those sections.  It was patched for it
> around the time that the tag was added to Lintian (though long
> before Shaleh raised it to a warning).  You could have easily
> found this out by trying it.

     I stand corrected.  I thought I had tried it, but I see I that
I checked `strip -s' and `LDFLAGS = -s'.  (I thought my rules file
included `install-s', but on checking, I see it had `LDFLAGS = -s'.)

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