size of debug symbols
roberthuff at rcn.com
Sat Feb 23 18:37:47 UTC 2019
> On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:07-0500, Robert Huff wrote:
> > I can no longer build large programs - e.g. www/webkit*, devel/llvm*
> > - using "WITH_DEBUG=yes" because it will inevitably consume 22+
> > gbytes of disk space. (I complained about this before, and had no
> > answer as to what was going on or how to fix it.) This did not
> > happen under 11.*.
> What happens if you confine WITH_DEBUG=yes to /etc/src.conf? This
> way it should only affect base unless I'm mistaken.
I was about to say "I expect that would work.". But: given the
size of the kernel, it is a fact not in evidence it won't have the same
It would also leave me with applications that are ... difficult
... to debug using traditional methods.
(And more generally, I am concerned something like this can
change to such a degree either without being noticed or without being
documented. (_Is_ there documentation, other than complaints on the
mailing lists? I don't see anything in src/UPDATING, ports/UPDATING,
or (after a quick skim) in the Handbook. I'd love to be wrong here.)
One of my selling points for FreeBSD is the high quality of the
documentation; this puts that in doubt.)
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