[Bug 479] New: strip command's errors confuse newbies

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Thu Jan 23 19:43:22 PST 2003


http://bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=479

           Summary: strip command's errors confuse newbies
           Product: Linux From Scratch
           Version: CVS
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Book
        AssignedTo: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: nathanladd at yahoo.com
         QAContact: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org


At the end of the book, when the reader executes the big strip command to save 
some space, a bunch of non-binary files try to get stripped.  This isn't a big 
deal; strip ignores them and gives an "unrecognized filetype" error.  The 
problem is that a lot of these errors get produced, and to a newbie it looks 
like something went wrong.  A note to the reader should be thrown in, like 
this: 
 
NOTE: While this command gets executed, strip will attempt to strip many files 
that aren't binaries.  As a result, it will spit out an error message 
complaining about an unrecognized file type for each of these files.  It is 
safe to disregard these errors; the actual binaries will get stripped.



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