problems making make

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Oct 23 15:17:05 PDT 2000

> Sorry, for cluttering up the list with my messages. I have found the
> problem. Before making glibc I had to look desperately for the necessary
> MBytes on my hard disk and I stripped my /usr/bin, /usr/lib,...
> I used "--strip-unneeded" to get as many bytes stripped as possible but it
> seems that strip's idea of what's "unneeded" is not 100% correct (does
> anyone know why? Is it a bug or do I misunderstand the --strip-unneeded
> option?). I reinstalled the library files from my distribution CD and now
> it works fine.

For next time: never run more than --strip-debug when it comes to library 
files. It will corrupt them. Libraries need symbols and all that that will be 
removed by strip. You can do it safely on regular binaries thouhg, just not 
library files.

Gerard Beekmans

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