On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 11:12:19AM +0200, Konstantin Belousov wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 02:39:12AM +0000, Glen Barber wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Within the next 24 hours, I will merge the release-install-debug branch
> > into head, which will enable building and installing stripped debugging
> > files by default.
> > 
> > In general, this should have no significant impact, but any fallout will
> > be addressed as soon as possible after the merge.
> > 
> > Those that do not want debugging files built/installed by default should
> > add 'WITHOUT_DEBUG_FILES=1' to src.conf(5).  This will also be noted in
> Is there a knob to generate and install debug symbols for the libraries
> and rtld only ?  I remember that there was some.
> IMO having debugging information for all binaries is just an overkill.
> Nobody debugs ls on regular basis, while debug information for C runtime
> is needed often.

I thought there was one for libraries and rtld only, but do not see any
trace of it now.

Perhaps Ed can provide more information on this.


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