Re: Recent libraries are huge: new libtool/automake at fault?

If you want smaller libraries, set CFLAGS to something like -O2 (or -O6
-march=whatever -mcpu=whatever for egcs) before running

Stripping libraries will get you into all sorts of trouble (some of those
symbols are used in the dynamic linking process).  You are better off
minimising the code size while compiling.

Of course this reduces your ability to send in useful bug reports (back
traces use these symbol tables and debugging information).

James Henstridge.


On 21 Jan 1999, Alexander Jolk wrote:

> Hi, everybody
> I am under the impression that recently, the typical size of
> ${prefix}/lib/*.so.* has gone considerably up.  This must be because
> the installed libs are not (any longer?) stripped, even if installed
> with `make install-strip' as I do.  (You can tell my diskspace is
> limited...)
> Running `make install-strip' just runs another make:
> make INSTALL_PROGRAM='/usr/bin/ginstall -c -s'\
> INSTALL_SCRIPT='/usr/bin/ginstall -c' install
> I would like libraries to be installed with INSTALL_PROGRAM as well so
> they get stripped.  Can anybody think of a reason why not to do this?
> In the current setup, libraries are installed using INSTALL_DATA:
> (from gnome-libs/libgnomeui/
> install-libLTLIBRARIES: $(lib_LTLIBRARIES)
>         @$(NORMAL_INSTALL)
>         $(mkinstalldirs) $(DESTDIR)$(libdir)
>         @list='$(lib_LTLIBRARIES)'; for p in $$list; do \
>           if test -f $$p; then \
>             echo "$(LIBTOOL)  --mode=install $(INSTALL_DATA) $$p $(DESTDIR)$(lib
> dir)/$$p"; \
>             $(LIBTOOL)  --mode=install $(INSTALL_DATA) $$p $(DESTDIR)$(libdir)/$
> $p; \
>           else :; fi; \
>         done
> Thanks for your comments,
> 	Alex
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