Stripping in Chapter 6

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 21:26:09 PDT 2011


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> On Oct 28, 2011, at 10:42 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Well, --strip-unneeded doesn't, but --strip-all on libraries does 
>> because I think using that would basically destroy static
>> libraries. The chance of a user using a wildcard with that is
>> reasonably high.
> 
> I feel like there must be a misunderstanding somewhere in our
> communication… I agree that --strip-all is more dangerous as
> discussed, which is why I suggested using --strip-unneeded instead.
> You responded to that suggestion by saying it made you nervous… there
> must be a disconnect somewhere.
> 
>> Do we have a specific amount of space saved by that procedure?  Is
>> it significant?
> 
> I don't know off-hand what the full savings at that point in the LFS
> build would be; anyone care to do a test run?
> 
> I'm also not sure what the LFS book should recommend doing there,
> because as you said, space saving isn't really the highest priority
> and there's more significant results in other areas. What is
> important is that the book be accurate in what it says. As per
> Jonathan's email, it seems it's inaccurate currently in two places.

I've already removed it in Chapter 6 and the wording in Chapter 5 is 
accurate.

   -- Bruce



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