large binary, why not strip ?

Paul B. Mahol onemda at
Wed Nov 26 09:01:20 PST 2008

On 11/26/08, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:
> Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> 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.
> Done: ports/129210
> For the record, I also discovered that, contrary to what I said earlier,
> there is  apparently one class of binary object that will not work correctly
> if stripped: kernel loadable modules.

Kernel loadable modules are already stripped (--strip-debug).


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