Malcolm Tredinnick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 09:07 +0200, Aewyn wrote:
> > Hello, 
> > 
> > I need some help: my 2.1.4 gimp has an
> > 55392K size binary.
> > 
> > Of course I ./configure --enable-shared
> > then --disable-static with the same result.
> Debugging symbols (built in by default) are a large part of that.
> Running strip on the resulting binary reduces it to about 3M (from
> memory). You could also investigate the 'make install-strip' option
> (instead of 'make install') so that the binaries are stripped of
> debugging symbols.
> Of course, for a 2.1 release, this is a little counter-productive,
> since you will then not be able to file useful backtraces if things
> go horribly wrong, etc. But if disk space is tight, that is one
> option.

Another option is to upgrade to gcc version 3.4 which produces
considerably smaller binaries. My gimp-2.1 binary is 11MB unstripped.
It used to be 55MB when I was using gcc version 3.3.

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