large binary, why not strip ?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Nov 17 23:13:16 PST 2008

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Bonus points if you come up with a patch to do this: in most cases it
> will be a simple matter of changing the port's do-install: target to
> use INSTALL_* macros instead of cp/bsdtar etc.  This would be a good
> project to get some familiarity with the ports tree.

Would it be worthwhile to add a test and warning that all installed binaries
have not been stripped to the 'security-check' target in  That's
not really what that target was intended for (feeping creaturism alert!) but
it's the obvious place to put such a test.

Probably cleaner to create a whole new target, but that's going to duplicate
some code.

Hmmmm... I shall work up some patches, probably over the weekend, so there's
something substantive to talk about.



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