Help review the FAQ

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Mon Nov 26 21:51:05 UTC 2012

On 11/26/12 22:27, Schaich Alonso wrote:
> On 2012-11-26 (Monday) 22:15:27 Miroslav Lachman wrote:
>> [...]
>> So a kernel alone has 12MB, with debug symbols 62MB (12+50).
>> And all *.symbols files can be deleted (if more space on /boot is needed)
>> I don't know how it should be mentioned in FAQ.
>> Miroslav Lachman
> Specifying WITHOUT_KERNEL_SYMBOLS=YES in src.conf to not generate debug
> information IMO is a cleaner and more preferable solution then deleting the
> files, and it also reduces the amount of storage space needed for /usr/obj (or
> whereever else the kernel's built) by about 1GB on STABLE-9.

Thanks for this (man 5 src.conf)
I guess this way is preferred instead of customizing the kernel 
configuration file?
 From the manpage I understand the symbol files will not get installed, 
but will still be build.
To decrease building time, one should modify the kernel configuration 
file anyway?

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