[libav-devel] [PATCH] Remove support for stripping executables

Luca Barbato lu_zero at gentoo.org
Fri Apr 1 01:30:20 CEST 2011


On 03/29/2011 09:54 PM, Mans Rullgard wrote:
> Stripping is generally best left to package management tools, and
> since unstripped copies are kept in the build tree, any arguments
> about saving space (no matter how insignificant) are void.

Jason loudly complained on irc about this change, if somebody else wants
default stripping back please tell. Consider that we are trying to make
the build system leaner and supporting strip over different platforms
isn't that immediate.

Other build systems do not strip by default and --disable-debug or
passing -s as --extra-ldflags provides an alternate way to achieve
stripping in a transparent way.

That said, probably we wrongly considered this change good, don't be
afraid to tell us and if needed we'll revert it.

lu

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Luca Barbato
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