Re: Win32: Getting size of DLLs down for redist with app

On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 00:37 +0900, Paul Goins wrote:
> Armin Burgmeier wrote:
> > What do you mean by "causes nothing but issues"? I don't have any
> > problems stripping DLLs (though I don't use the -g flag, and I don't
> > know what it does).
> Well, if I run a strip command against *.dll to get sizes down (which
> includes other GTK-but-not-GTKmm dlls), I end up with crashes on
> startup.  Example: "The application failed to initialize properly
> (0xc000007b).  Click on OK to terminate the application."

Ah. I remember having had similar problems when trying to strip DLLs not
compiled with mingw (or at least this is what I assumed the problem

> I just tried running the command against *mm*.dll instead, and that
> -seems- to work and the app does start.  However, if running strip on
> the other DLLs causes problems like that, then it makes me a little
> nervous "hoping" that things are gonna work right by running it on only
> a few DLLs.  Probably it's just my paranoia/lack of experience talking
> though.
> By the way, the -g flag is specifically for stripping debug symbols.
> Thanks.
> - Paul Goins


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