Re: [email@example.com: Excessive size of s390 vim binary]
> I just got this on the vim-dev list. If this is indeed so (strip does
> not work on s390) does that mean Debian policy forces us to have
> large unstripped binaries on s390?
I think there is a mix-up between z/OS (and OS/390) and Linux/390
in this discussion. 'strip' works just fine on Linux/390.
> standard Unix/Linux system this is fine, as one can strip(1) a binary to
> remove the debugging info. On an s390 system, strip is identical to
> touch(1), and cannot remove the symbols from the file.
'strip' on Linux/390 removes symbolics just like on any other UNIX.
The term "S/390" is vague: did you mean OS/390 or Linux/390?
'strip' on Linux/390 is NOT identical to 'touch'.
> | On some UNIX systems, strip removes debug information from an
> | On z/OS, the debug information can only be removed by recompiling. strip
> | does not modify the contents of any executable file--it is functionally
> | equivalent to touch file.
Common problem, people forget that:
z/OS != Linux/zSeries
OS/390 != Linux/390
We are talking about two different 'strip' programs.
Rick Troth, BMC Software, Inc. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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