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Re: [agiorgio@us.ibm.com: Excessive size of s390 vim binary]

When I refer to s390, I mean OS/390 or z/OS.  My work environment is Unix 
System Services on a IBM eServer zSeries mainframe.  I am NOT working in 

As I said before, strip(1) in OS/390 is equivalent to touch(1).

Sorry for the confusion.

Anthony Giorgio
DBX Developer
Phone: (845) 435-9115
Tie Line: 295-9115
Email: agiorgio@us.ibm.com

Rick Troth <rtroth@bmc.com>
09/19/2001 01:53 PM

        To:     Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net>
        cc:     debian-policy@lists.debian.org, debian-s390@lists.debian.org, "Anthony 
Giorgio" <agiorgio@us.ibm.com>
        Subject:        Re: [agiorgio@us.ibm.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 
> executable.
> | On z/OS, the debug information can only be removed by recompiling. 
> | does not modify the contents of any executable file--it is 
> | 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.  <rtroth@bmc.com>
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