Pierre Labastie wrote:
> Le 21/04/2014 19:28, Bruce Dubbs a écrit :
>> Pierre Labastie wrote:
>>> Le 21/04/2014 10:36, Pierre Labastie a écrit :
>>>> Le 20/04/2014 18:08, Bruce Dubbs a écrit :
>>>>> bdu...@linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
>>>>>> Missing OpenJDK-
>>>>>> Missing OpenJDK-
>>>>> These tarballs are really large.  Have the binaries in them been stripped?
>>> Stripping the shared libraries with --strip-debug, the executables with
>>> --strip-unneeded, removing src.zip and man, demo, sample directories, 
>>> reduces
>>> the size of the tarball by roughly a factor of three (slightly less).
>>> I'll test that I can rebuild OpenJDK/Icedtea with those reduced binaries
>>> before uploading them.
> Test OK
>>> OTOH, if somebody does not want to build OpenJDK/Icedtea, and wants to use 
>>> the
>>> binary as is, it may be better to keep demo, man, and sample (adds 7MB or 
>>> so).
>>> I do not know if src.zip is useful: It adds 40-45MB. Anybody knows what it 
>>> is
>>> useful for?
>> I have not looked at src.zip, but I think the man, demo, and sample
>> directories should remain for exactly the reason you say -- for
>> instance, some may only want java for something like fop and may not
>> want to build java.
> Googling around, I found that src.zip is needed if you want to use a debugger,
> in order to be able to see the source code. If we suppress the debug symbol in
> shared libraries, debugging is impossible anyway.
> Actually, if we want the OpenJDK binaries to be usable for development, we
> should not strip, nor suppress anything. If we just want a JDK for building,
> we can strip executable and libraries, suppress src.zip, demo and sample,
> keeping man for documenting the executables.

OK, thanks for checking.  Let's leave it alone.

   -- Bruce

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