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

James Henstridge writes:
 > 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.

This was one point I had been thinking of.  Is this actually true?
Doesn't strip on shared libraries merely remove unnecessary internal
symbols?  I can't get my gnome-libs to compile because of the missing
sys/fsuid.h include, but what testing I'm able to do right now seems
to indicate programs run fine, even if dynamically linked with
stripped shared libs.

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



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