Re: un-stripped executables
On Sun, 19 May 1996, Scott Barker wrote:
> I just installed the debianized tin version 1.3 on my system, and the
> executable was 1.4Meg! I stripped it, which reduced it to about 500k,
> but that still seems large.
I've already reported this as a bug against tin.
tin was statically linked.
Solution is to wait for a new release or get the source code and build
your own package. Executable size shrinks down to around 250K.
> I'm just wondering how many more files aren't stripped, or are
> compiled with debugging options which waste space on a debian system.
quite a few packages (most?) are compiled with -g. Some are linked with
old versions of libs, some are static linked.
I think that the current developer guidelines say to compile with -g but
strip the binary before uploading.